Scéal Eile Productions

sceal eile books (30)Scéal Eile is a theatre company based in Scéal Eile Books, an independent bookshop and intimate arts venue in the Market heart of Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland. They are known for producing and hosting high quality events, for powerful collaborations with actors, writers, performers, storytellers and artists. They are particularly passionate about providing a platform for new Irish writing and tour work both nationally and internationally.

Scéal Eile is a special events arts venue – it does not host events on a fixed schedule basis. As well as readings and book launches, we have previously hosted events as diverse as live music performance, micro art exhibitions, film screenings and theatrical performance. Scéal Eile has even provided the backdrop to wedding photographs!



About us:

Our current touring play, black comedy/existential horror ‘Sparks’, was written by Pat Hynes and was short-listed for RTÉ’s PJ O’Connor Award in 2011. The original radio play has been re-imagined as a one-man show and is currently touring, with the kind support of Clare Arts Office – the last dates were as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

(“A nightmare loop… a whirlwind of characters… admirable. Delightfully dishevelled, cleverly designed” –; “Electrifying!” –Broadway Baby).

You can read more about ‘Sparks’ here.

Our shows for Ennis Bookclub Festival always sell out quickly and have been described by Books Ireland Magazine as “a festival highlight”. They have included: ‘Readings in the Dark’ with performers Darren Killeen and James Fleming written and directed by Pat Hynes & James Fleming; and ‘In Bed with Molly Bloom – Literary Encounters with Irish Women’, with work from Doireann Ní Ghríofa (Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary ’14),in collaboration with Éibhleann Ní Ghríofa ‘In Bed with Molly Bloom’ was performed by Margaret Kilcoyne. 

We are (click on a name below to learn more…):

Pat Hynes

Éibhleann Ní Ghríofa

Darren Killeen

Margaret Kilcoyne