PATRICK TALBOT PRODUCTIONS
By Malachy McKenna
Elderly farmers, Eamon (Des Keogh ) and Nashee ( Derry Power), meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, but there’s nothing gentle about today’s conversation. Facing the bitter reality of their remote defiance, Eamon and Nashee have grown fearful and desperate. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths that test their friendship to its limit. After today, will they ever again talk on this hillside? ‘The Quiet Land’ is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an exiled generation.