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Lá Buí Bealtaine


  • Playwright

    Máiréad Ní Ghráda 

  • Setting

    An gairdín in ospidéal do sheandaoine.

  • Synopsis

    It's a beautiful summer's day and an old man and an old woman, both longterm hospital residents, sit in the garden and take in the sun. They don't know each other. As the old man searches for his pipe, the woman starts to reminisce about another fine May day, decades earlier, when she fell in love for the first time. Her neighbour tells her not to be bothering him – but what was his involvement with the events of that fateful day?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Banaltra a Dó Angela Newman
Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha (agus é sean) Micheál Ó Briain
Páid Ó Briain Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Ball den Slua Pilib Ó Floinn
Ball den Slua Liam Ó Foghlú
Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha (agus é óg) Raghnall Breathnach
Banaltra a hAon Íta Ní Mhathúna
Nóinín Ní Chathasaigh (agus í óg) Dóirín Ní Mhaidín
Ball den Slua Traolach Ó hAonghusa
Nóinín Ní Chathasaigh (agus í sean) Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Ball den Slua Uinsionn Ó Dubhlainn
Ball den Slua Seán Ó Maonaigh
Ball den Slua Eibhlín Nic Chon Ultaigh
Ball den Slua Greta Nic Ghiolla Mháirtín
Ball den Slua Deirdre Ní Bhruacháin
Production Team  
Set Vere Dudgeon
Producer Tomás Mac Anna
Stage Manager Seán Ó Maonaigh


  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    Lá Buí Bealtaine

  • Year


  • Published By

    Oifig an tSoláthair

  • Address

    An Rannóg Post-Tráchta, 51 Faiche Stiabhna
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    01 6476000 / 1890 213434

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mícheál Ó Conghaile

  • Address

    c/o Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Contae na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland