The Life Within by Bernie McGill
THE CLOCK TOWER AND MARKET SQUARE - The following audio is a dramatisation of a market day in Bushmills, in the last years of the nineteenth century https://youtu.be/iUMOoCjQ140.
It is one of five linked audio plays that are designed to be heard in the following order: Shell Row; the Old National School (later Legion Hall); Clock Tower & Market Square; the Old Court House, and the Bushmills Inn (formerly Kane’s Commercial & Family Hotel).
This project was commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – Sharing Heritage Programme with support from the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
Special thanks to Bushmills Folklore & History Group and their publication Portcaman, to Art Ward, Raymond McMullan and Antony Macnaghten, and to all the people of Bushmills who contributed stories.
Written by Bernie McGill
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin
Francie (Market Clerk): Andy Porter
Samuel Tweedy: Keith Lynch
Hawkster: John Mulkeen
Granny: Louise Conaghan
Mrs Hatty: Orla Mullan
Squareface: Orla Mullan
Mixed and edited by Darren Murphy
Recorded in Ground Coffee Shop, Bushmills, with thanks.