Paddy Cullivan's solo historical entertainments 'The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798' and 'The 10 Dark Secrets of the Irish Revolution 1916-1923' have sold out in theatres all over Ireland and beyond. His new monthly residency in Napper Tandy's Bar and Restaurant in Dublin is the perfect location for the 1798 story - see below for updates on both his monthly dinner shows there (and daily lunch shows beginning in June).

Why is the death of Wolfe Tone still a mystery and why did the British need to make it look like suicide? Who was the establishment figure that may have been his real father? In the time of the Penal laws, what national icon was a conspicuous 'Loyal Catholic'? How did Napper Tandy inadvertently help with Napoleon's love life? And which of his 'lucky' generals may have scuppered everything from Bantry Bay to Waterloo? Why did Protestant Republicanism change so quickly and radically to Orange Unionism? And why does remembering 1798 grow more 'inconvenient' with every passing year? All these questions and more will be dealt with in 'The 10 Dark Secrets of 1798'...


Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show and Kilkenomics brings you an audiovisual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever. Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy reveals the 10 strangest things (and Darkest Secrets) that happened before, during and after the insurrection that (briefly) united Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - in a story that unfolds like an addictive thriller. Don’t miss it!

You can book the show at (+353) 087 9671333


Live Shows in 2019: 

BELFAST March 31st (Sunday) 8pm THE JOY OF BREX 

(Current Satire Show as part of Imagine Festival) 

Crescent Arts Centre 8pm 

DUBLIN April 17th (Wednesday) DINNER SHOW 7pm - 9pm 

Napper Tandy’s Merrion Row, Dublin 2

DUBLIN May 15th (Wednesday) DINNER SHOW 7pm - 9pm 

Napper Tandy’s Merrion Row, Dublin 2 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

DUBLIN June (DAILY) - 1798 Lunchtime shows 

every day in June at 12pm 

Napper Tandy’s (TO BE CONFIRMED)

NEWBRIDGE June (Date and venue tbc) 

'10 Dark Secrets of the Irish Revolution 1916-23' 

as part of 

DOWNPATRICK June 16th (Sunday) 7pm

St Patrick’s Centre, 53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ 

BELFAST September 12th (Thursday) 8pm 

Crescent Arts Centre 

***Paddy has received excellent reviews for previous shows :   ‘THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1916’ & ‘THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF THE REVOLUTION’ :

'Romanticism makes way for pragmatism and careful analysis with Paddy's unique

brand of humour and story-telling genius' - Irish Independent

'An audience in hysterics, rapturous applause and lots of food for thought' -

John F. Kennedy Summer School

'Freewheeling Political Polemic that makes you laugh while making you think' -

The Irish Times

'Paddy Cullivan is a National Treasure' - David McWilliams, Economist

...and played these amazing sold-out venues and events:

- The New Ross Kennedy Summer School to an audience including US Ambassador to

Ireland Kevin O'Malley, Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland and the Boston

Globe's Kevin Cullen.

- Two sold-out shows in the Town Hall Theatre Galway,
-exploring-the-dark-secrets-of-1916 - the second as part of the official State 2016 Centenary Conversations.

- The Kilkenomics Festival of Economics and Comedy, Kilkenny

- Leviathan - Mindfield  - Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, Stradbally

- The William and Helen Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, The VIEW Temple Bar Festival of Politics and Arts and the Dublin Arts Club

You can book the show at