County Limerick village prepares to host the Passion

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Garry Fraher will play the role of Jesus in the Passion
FOLLOWING months of preparation by the cast and crew and decades of thought by producer and director Eamonn Harty, Passion 2014 takes place this Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

FOLLOWING months of preparation by the cast and crew and decades of thought by producer and director Eamonn Harty, Passion 2014 takes place this Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Taking place in Nicker, Pallasgreen over 24 hours, the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ will reveal the human side of this story - Mary’s heartbreak as she loses her only son, Peter’s hatred for himself when he betrays his best friend.

All eyes will be on Garry Fraher during the reenactment which begins after 8pm on Holy Thursday and concludes on Friday afternoon with the crucifixion.

From the agony at Gethsemane to the crucifixion, events will be depicted in real time and in an interactive way.

An approximate timeline of events are: Holy Thursday, 9pm - Garden of Gethsemane; 11pm - trial in the church; 1am - taken to the cell; 1.30am - 3.30am – 100 voices choir and all-night vigil.

People are welcome to visit the grotto, have a quiet moment or say prayers during the night.

At 10am on Good Friday - Pontius Pilate; 11am - flogging; noon - walk to Calvary; 2pm - thieves on the cross and 3pm - the crucifixion.

Kelly Travel have return buses from Limerick city.

See kellytravel.ie or contact 061 384422.

Car parking will be provided in the vicinity of Nicker.