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  • Playwright

    Eoghan Ó Tuairisc 

  • Setting

    Ar bord loinge ar a bealach ó Birkenhead go Baile Átha Cliath aimsir an Ghorta (1847)

  • Synopsis

    Daniel O'Connell's body is being brought home to Ireland from Birkenhead on board a ship. The ship rescues three people from a small boat, an old man, an old woman and a baby. They had been travelling to Birkenhead on board a cattle boat which sank. The baby is named Daniel after 'The Liberator', the great Daniel O'Connell. The old people talk about their hope that 'The Liberator' will soon return to Ireland and save them all from The Famine.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Cocky Michael O'Rourke
An tSeanbhean Máirín Ní Chrúc
An Halmadóir Seosamh Ó Mongaidh
An Máta Annraoi Ó Braonáin
Paidí Pádraig Ó Catháin
An Seanduine Seosamh Mac an Ríogh
An Captaen Breandán de Róiste
Fritz Tomás Ó Dubhghaill
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Set Tomás Mac Anna
Lighting Sinéad Cól
Musician Treasa Ní Ghairbheith
Stage Director Nóirlín Ní Dhuibhir
Stage Director Seosamh Ó Mongaidh
Stage Director Máiréad Ní Bhriain
Stage Manager Tommy Rogers


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rita Kelly

  • Address

    The Lock House
    Maganey, Athy
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0) 59 9145045

  • Email


Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú agus ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail.