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Spuds and sill

Spuds and Sill is the name of our amateur drama wing of the society. (Spuds = en engelsk ord för potatis som används på Irland, Sill = the Swedish word for herring!)

We perform a full-length play every spring, and rehearsing has helped many a member survive the long Swedish winter! Our first performance was in 2010. Our group was mentioned in this 2014 Irish Times article about Sweden as a destination for Irish emigrants.

Members of the society avail of discounted tickets.

Their website is www.spudsandsill.com. You can also follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/spudsandsill

2021's Bloomsday Event:

2019's Bloomsday Event:

With Niall Balfe, Miriam Hill, Mark Ennis, Teresa O'Shea Ogenstad, Patricia Crone and Marie Tyrell 

2018’s production:

Big Maggie (by John B Keane)

Teater Lederman, St Eriksplan. 6 and 7 April 2018.


She Stoops to Conquer (by Oliver Goldsmith)

Olympia Theatre, Odenplan, 21 and 22 April 2017

In this hilarious romance that pits country manners against city snobbery, director Elva Harpin assembles a wonderfully rich and comical cast where the twist of Irish wit and English countryside collide in this eternal romantic comedy. Director: Elva Harpin.


100 (by Niall Balfe)

This play, written and directed by Stockholm-based Irish playwright Niall Balfe, premiered on the 22nd April 2016 in Skarpnäck.

“1916. Pearse and Connolly are about to lead the Easter Rising against British rule.
2016. Sean Boland is celebrating his 100th birthday, while his grandson Alan is planning to start a revolution of his own.
“100” follows the fortunes of Sean’s family as it struggles to survive the turmoil of modern Ireland from the Easter Rising to the present day.


Another Peace (by Niall Balfe)

2015’s play was “Another Peace”, written by our member Niall Balfe. Niall is a Stockholm-based Irish playwright and this was his second play. Niall also directed.


Cripple of Inishmaan (by Martin McDonagh)

The cast of Martin McDonagh’s Cripple of Inishmaan (2014) take a bow. Directer: Niall Balfe. Photo: Michael Hughes

Strengthening the cultural bonds between Sweden and Ireland – and having fun while we do it!

 Founded in Sweden, 1949

Organisation number: 812800-5769

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