Enter the space between hope and experience, listen to the waves as they rock the small boat where you and your fellow travellers sit, waiting to glimpse the far shore. Look around at the photographs and memories of the immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have made Donegal their own new home. Experience the resonances of Ireland’s own stories of emigration away from this island to other far shores.
Devised and curated by Eve Li, The Bridge of Tears is an immersive experience, with stories, photographs and recipes shared by those who have made Donegal their home, as well as from those who have left Ireland to find a life somewhere new. In sharing these stories, we hope to learn about each other, create connections and build lasting relationships.
Open to the public on Culture Night, Fri 23 September and runs until the end of 2022. The installation is situated in the upper foyer of An Grianán Theatre. Opening hours 9.30 – 3.30 PM Monday to Friday.
Please contact Eve Li for additional information and group visits by schools and community groups by email.
NB: please note that there is some very strong language used in the audio recordings.