Site of the Passion Play
The Passion or “The Triumph of Easter” as it is called, is ‘staged’ each Holy Week on the grounds of Ballintubber Abbey. The ‘stage’ is the natural setting of the grounds and when they were being landscaped, had this in. It takes place outdoors.
The people of Ballintubber, men, women and children, ninety two in all, have portrayed this drama since 1982. It takes place on the Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday of Holy Week, commencing at 9.00p.m. The, the lights, the sound are of the highest quality and a stand, with seating, has now been to shelter the audience from possible bad weather.
It attracts a large audience each year – from all over Ireland. The number of people who come repeatedly each year, show the powerful impact it has on their lives.
This Years Passion is cancelled due to Corona Virus for 2021
Click on the video below to experience the passion play virtually courtesy of Dr. Oliver Whyte. The recording was made in 2014.