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Lá Fhéile Míchíl

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Eoghan Ó Tuairisc 

  • Setting

    Áit: Clochar na n-Aingeal Naofa.

    Am: Lá Fhéile Míchíl, 29ú Meán Fómhair 1923.

  • Synopsis

    It's 1923 and Ireland is racked by civil war. Emmet de Búrca, a young captain in the forces of the Free State, has received orders to capture a dangerous republican fugitive. When the fugitive turns up in the local convent the Reverend Mother, an elderly Frenchwoman with strong political beliefs, decides to enforce traditional church law and grant him sanctuary. De Búrca is under increasing pressure from High Command in Dublin, but Mère Michele refuses to budge ... a tragedy in three acts about the devestating effects of the Irish civil war.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 February 1963

  • Production Notes

    An Cumann Gaelach, Ollscoil na Ríona Béal Feirste a bhí i mbun an léirithe.

  • Producer

    Produced by Lyric Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

Original Cast  
Nuala De Búrca Áine Ní Riain
An Mháthair Oirmhinneach Deirdre Ní Fhrighil
An Mháistreás Áine Ní Mhaoláin
Maeisí Isibéal Ní Ghiolla Riabhaigh
An Sagart Mór Risteárd Skerett
An Sagart Óg Eoghan Ó Cromtha
Emmet De Búrca Anraoi Ó Preith
Pacaí Armstrong Pádraig Mac Duinnshléibhe
Murtach Seoirse Champkin
An Teachtaire Gearóid Mac Giolla Domhnaigh
Production Team  
Director Lionard Ó Coigligh

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Lá Fhéile Michíl

  • Year

    1967

  • Published By

    Clódhanna Teo.

  • Address

    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Lá Fhéile Míchíl

  • Year

    2000

  • Published By

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta

  • Address

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Indreabhán, Conamara
    Co na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    353 91 593 307

  • Website

    www.cic.ie

  • ISBN

    1902420 27 6

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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Cartlann Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

  • Address

    Roinn na mBailiúchán Spesialta
    Leabharlann Shéamais Uí Argadáin
    OÉ Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    specialcollections@nuigalway.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rita Kelly

  • Address

    The Lock House
    Maganey, Athy
    Kildare
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0) 59 9145045

  • Email

    RitaKelly26@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón script foilsithe (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2000)