The Life Within by Bernie McGill
THE OLD NATIONAL SCHOOL - The following audio is a dramatisation of a day in the Old National School, Bushmills, in the last years of the nineteenth century https://youtu.be/-hYoGetJguU.
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
Miss Richardson: Catherine Wegwermer
Molly: Caitlin Bell-Porter
Susan: Donna, Millianne and Alesha (members of Little Divas, Bushmills)
Rita: Donna, Millianne and Alesha (members of Little Divas, Bushmills)
Jenny: Donna, Millianne and Alesha (members of Little Divas, Bushmills)
Mixed and edited by Darren Murphy
Recorded in Ground Coffee Shop, Bushmills, with thanks.