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We Don't Know What's Buried Here


  • Playwright

    Grace Dyas 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by the TreeLine Project. 

  • Synopsis

    Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig everyday, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them. They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby’s bones, the other is digging to expose the truth. Should they keep digging? Or is it better to leave the truth under the ground, where it belongs? After all, people who dig to find out what’s buried aren’t treated very well in this country, risking legal action, and the ruination of their good name. So why keep going?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Performer Grace Dyas
Performer Doireann Coady
Production Team  
Director Barry O'Connor
Designer Barry O'Connor
Designer Eoin Winning
Lighting Designer Eoin Winning
Composer Barry O'Connor
Costume Designer Gemma Collins
Stage Manager Barry O'Donovan
Assistant Stage Manager Martina Kavanagh
Sound Designer Eoin Murphy (2)
Production Manager Sean Dennehy
Producer Joanna Crawley
Dramaturg Joanna Crawley
Associate Project Manager Maria Fleming
Researcher Ashley Perry
Photography Dorje de Burgh



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    c/o Project Arts Centre,
    39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

  • Website


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