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“The Waking Walls” Audio Installation, September 8 – 9

A photo of Cloughoughter Castle in Cavan, Ireland. This is the location of the artistic installation "The Waking Walls," from artist Alan James Burns. Alan received a Seed Grant from Irish Hospice Foundation to fund this project.

About “The Waking Walls”

“The Waking Walls” is an audio installation event by artist Alan James Burns, in collaboration with writer Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and NYAH.

It’s taking place at Cloughoughter Castle, an iconic national monument, in county Cavan, September 8 to 9.

Alan, a Cavan-born artist, developed this installation with an Irish Hospice Foundation Seed Grant, supported by Creative Ireland.

Through spoken work and music, the event explores themes such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Attendees can attend the event either on boats or the lakeside to absorb Cloughoughter Castle’s lament for the environmental and biodiversity losses the castle has witnessed over its lifetime.

Booking details

The event takes place Friday, September 8 to Saturday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. for daylight performances and 7:15 p.m. for sunset performances.

Runtime, including bus transfers, is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Tickets must be purchased in advance on the Cavan City Townhall website.