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At Bantry


  • Playwright

    James McKenna 

  • Notes

    'At Bantry' was a prizewinning play form the previous year's 1916 Commemoration and was presented alongside an Irish Language piece entitled 'An Choinneal'.

  • Synopsis

    When Wolfe TOne managed to attain support from the French fOrces, it inspired confidence in a people to revolt against it's occupying forces. McKenna's verse play retells the story of the 1798 Rebellion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    There was a large number of additional cast members credited as 'Dancers'.


Original Cast  
Dancer Nuala Hayes
Dancer Fedelma Cullen
Eithne Bernadette McKenna
Tadhg Des Cave
Dancer Leslie Lalor
Dancer Bríd Ní Shúilleabháin
Dancer Patrick O'Callaghan
Dancer Desmond Ellis
Dancer Micheál Ó Conghaile(1)
Dancer Maria McGuire
Dancer Francesca Sydner
Dancer Padraig de Buis
Dancer Mary O'Gorman
Dancer Robert Brown
Dancer Donal Cox
Sean Sean Kavanagh
Dancer Emer Kilcullen
Production Team  
Designer James McKenna
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Choreographer Bernie Keogh
Music by Éamon Ó Gallchobhair
Masks James McKenna
Produced by Edward Golden
Assistant Producer Seán McCarthy
Stage Manager Tommy Woods


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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and press cuttings.