Join Kabosh for Mary Ann, The Forgotten Sister, a theatrical exploration of the life and legacy of Mary Ann McCracken.


Dílis go héag.

Faithful til Death.

Wept by her brother’s scaffold 17th July 1798

Died 26th July 1866.

But this forgotten daughter of Belfast gave so much more to the city than the words that memorialise her.

She was a great deal more than just her famous brother’s sister.

Offering nearly a century of thought, eloquence, and action delivered in her own name.

In doing so, Mary Ann took her place amongst a long list of audacious women of Belfast, who devoted time and talent to repairing the fabric of our society, quietly stitching their own stories into the margins of our history.

More than a beloved sister to Henry Joy but a sister to Belfast. Beloved of Belfast.

Featuring Maria Connolly, Calla Hughes, and Carol Moore.

Costume Design by Úna Hickey.

Music direction by Jane Cassidy.

Beginning at Clifton Cemetery (Henry Street) and concluding at Clifton House.

This event is an outdoor walking tour, which includes uneven ground and steps. Please wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather.For accessibility enquiries or for more information if this tour is suitable for you, please contact

Presented with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Mary Ann McCracken Foundation in association with The Belfast Charitable Society and Clifton House.

Kabosh are core funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and the Foyle Foundation.

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Tickets & Pricing
  • Admission £12 - £16
Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:00am - 5:15pm
Sat, 20 Apr 2024 11:00am - 5:15pm
Sun, 21 Apr 2024 11:00am - 5:15pm
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 11:00am - 5:15pm
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 11:00am - 5:15pm

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