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An Fealltóir


  • Playwright

    Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde 

  • Setting

    Gníomh I: Gaoth Dobhair sna 1870idí Gníomh II: Príosún Chill Mhaighneáin,1882 Gníomh III: Ar bord na loinge 'Melrose' agus í ag teacht i dtír san Afraic Theas, 1883

  • Synopsis

    A historical drama based on the infamous Phoenix Park Murders in 1882, when Chief Secretary Cavendish and Under Secretary Burke were stabbed to death by a secret society calling themselves 'The Invincibles'. The play focuses on the fallout of the murders: on the Invincible leader,James Carey, who betrayed his comrades, and the Donegal man Patrick O'Donnell, who shot Carey and was hanged as a result.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts



  • Date of First Production

    October 1932

  • Producer

    Produced by Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo i Halla Paróiste na Doirí Beaga

Original Cast  
Ó Domhnaill Áine Nic Giolla Bhríde
Carey Ní Fios
Production Team  
Director Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde


  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    An Fealltóir

  • Year


  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email


  • Copyright Expired


Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón alt 'Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair' le Gearóid Ó Lochlainn, foilsithe san irisleabhar FEASTA in 1966.