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Parnell of Avondale

A Play in Three Acts, by W.R. Fearon


  • Playwright

    W.R. Fearon 

  • Setting

    Act 1: 1880-81
    Act 2: 1890
    Act 3: 1890-91

  • Synopsis

    The story of Charles Stewart Parnell from his first meeting with Kitty O'Shea, to his downfall and death.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the above, there are an unspecified number of 'Parnellites, Anti-Parnellites and Reporters'.


Original Cast  
An Irish Countryman Cyril Cusack
Miss Springfield Mary Manning (1)
Kate O'Shea Ria Mooney
W.E. Gladstone, M.P. Eric Gorman
Ellen Ann Clery
The Member for Limerick Liam Gaffney
Charles Stewart Parnell, M.P. Denis Carey
The Member for Wexford Fred Johnson
The Member for Longford Edward Lexy
Anna Steele Christine Hayden
William Henry O'Shea, M.P. Gearoid O'Lochlann
Dr. Jowers Lionel Dymoke
The Vice-Chairman of the Irish Party John Stephenson (1)
A Local Enthusiast John Stephenson (1)
Harry Graham, M.P. John Irwin
Mary Nora O'Mahony
The O'Gorman Mahon, M.P. J. Winter
The Member for S. Dublin J. Winter
A Parnellite Michael Clarke (1)
Dr. Kenny, M.P. Maurice Bradley
A Reporter T. Moran
Tomsy T. Moran
Valet William Charles
The Member for Cork William Charles
An Anti-Parnellite William Charles
Sir W.V. Harcourt, M.P. A.J. Leventhal
John Morley, M.P. C.H. Pilkington
Dan Malony, M.P. Hugh Fitzmaurice
The Member for Belfast Desmond Crean
Richard Power, P.L.G. Desmond Crean
A Musician T. Kiernan
A Station Master Don Barry
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson


  • Title

    Parnell of Avondale

  • Year


  • Published By

    At the Sign of the Three Candles

  • Address

    Fleet Street
    Republic of Ireland


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

  • Website


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