As part of the 7th Benedict Kiely Literary Weekend, Strule Arts Centre presents The Tailor and Ansty on Saturday 13th September at 8pm. A true story about two people; Timothy Buckley the tailor, and his wife Ansty who lived in a small cottage in West Cork Ireland. The couple were immortalised in Eric Cross's "The Tailor and Ansty". When it was first published in 1943 it caused outrage and was banned by the censorship board, with three priests making the tailor burn the book in his own fireplace. Now a powerful, touching and hilarious play, we are taken on a journey through bygone Ireland. Originally dramatised for the stage by P.J. O'Connor in 1967 when the great Eamon Kelly and Brid Lynch played the title roles at the Abbey theatre Dublin and now, in this latest production by The New Theatre, directed by Nuala Hayes, with Ronan Wilmot and Nuala Hayes as the eponymous couple. Enjoy the stories of marriages, inquests, matchmaking and wakes at the Tailor's fireside. Tickets are priced €10.