Cork performer entertains residents of Kinsale Community Hospital with one-man show

Cork performer entertains residents of Kinsale Community Hospital with one-man show

David Peare runs Kinsale Ghost Tours alongside Brian O’Neill. Pictured: Brian O'Neill and David Peare. Photo: Stefan Syrowatka.

A well-known Kinsale performer has taken his one-man show to Kinsale Community Hospital to entertain some of its residents ahead of Kinsale Arts Weekend.

David Peare who runs Kinsale Ghost Tours alongside Brian O’Neill was encouraged by freelance production manager Scott Duggan to perform his one-man show The Bulman which was transmitted into the hospital as an accompaniment to the weekend of performing arts.

“We went up into the carpark and residents sat in the sun lounge down from the carpark about 50 metres away and others stayed in their rooms and we did it from the carpark," Mr Peare said.

The one-man show portraying a local ghost story was first performed by Mr Peare 11 years ago and was written by his brother-in-law Donal Hayes and directed by Donal Gallagher.

“It’s about how Bulman Rock got its name because a ship called The Bulman went down on it and it’s a ghost story surrounding that event back in 1860.

“It’s a maritime ghost story and it’s told through the narrator Captain Power with about five or six different characters coming in and out so it’s a bit of fun,” he said.

He said he hopes that the performance brightened up the day for people at Kinsale Community Hospital and is looking forward to his performance of The Bulman on the bigger stage at Saile Sports and Community Centre at 8pm on Sunday evening as part of Kinsale Arts Weekend.

The drive-in set up allows people to enjoy performances from the safety of their cars and performances will take place every two hours starting from Friday with performances at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.

Mr Peare is also hoping to perform at other community events in the near future.

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