Sheila Flitton (centre), after performing her solo play Beezie for the Well Now class. The class really enjoyed the play. Many thanks to Sheila.
Beezie Gallagher was, for sixty years, the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill, Co. Sligo. Born in the 1870s and orphaned in her teens, Beezie’s wisdom, robust humour and fierce independence gained her a reputation as a healer, wise woman and witch.
In Sheila Flitton’s renowned play, Beezie returns telling of her youth, her friendship with W.B. Yeats and her brief marriage in middle life.