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Clare woman in young mothers documentary

Culture changing but stigma still exists, says director A SHORT documentary entitled Deliver, looking at the perception and reality of being a young mother in Ireland today will be screened online by glór as part of the Lasta Festival. It was made by Leah Moore, and focuses on two young women who became mothers in their teenage years, while taking a stylised exploration of women’s experiences throughout previous decades. The two women are Rachel O’Connor from Doora and Lauren Byrne from Dublin. “Basically it’s a documentary about the perception of young mothers in Ireland today and how our past has kind of shaped that perception, and trying to break down stigma around being a young mother. “That’s kind of the premise and the goal of the documentary,” said Leah. Both Rachel and Lauren are in their twenties now, having become mothers while still teenagers. In previous generations becoming a mother at such an early stage of life would have been …

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‘The arts are there to enjoy and to engage with’

GLÓR is one of eight Irish venues presenting LASTA, a national arts programme for young people delivered by young people, running from July 11-20. The Ennis venue has two young curators for the programme – Movement Artist, Choreographer and Director Douglas Reddan from Quin, and Mary Nagle, a classical musician from Corofin; both of whom have worked collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of diverse events, including theatre, dance, visual art, music, film and spoken word events. Mary grew up playing the organ at Corofin church, while she now lives in Dublin, is an accomplished flautist and teaches music. “The Glór team have been brilliant, they’ve really trusted us and supported us,” she says ahead of the festival. Speaking about some of the events that will be happening, Mary says, “”FeliSpeaks who was on the Tommy Tiernan Show, she’s going to be doing a poetry video. There’s going to be a guy dancing to her, Tobi Balogun, the poem is …

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