Companies

Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair

OVERVIEW

  • Description

    It was Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and his sister Áine who founded Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair in 1931 to produce plays in the Gaeltacht area of Na Rosann in Donegal. Their first production was 'I nAimsir an Mháirtínigh', an original play by Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde which was staged in the parish hall in Na Doirí Beaga in 1932. After an active campaign funding was raised to build a proper theatre and Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair opened its doors in 1961. Still in existence the company functions almost exclusively in the amateur sector.

NEW IRISH PLAYS PRODUCED BY AISTEOIRÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR

Play Title Playwright
An Briob Seumus O'Kelly
Aistriúchán ar 'The Bribe' (1913). Ní luaiter cé d'aistrigh cé gur dóchúil gurbh é Tomás Mac Giolla Bhríde a rinne é.
An Fealltóir Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde
An Stráinséir Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha
An tAmhránaí Áine Nic Giolla Bhríde Aodh Ó Dubhgáin Pádraig Mac Piarais
Aistrithe ó 'The Singer'.
Cor Na Cinniúna Áine Nic Giolla Bhríde
Do Shoilsigh Solas sa Dorchadas Tomás Mac Giolla Bhríde
In Aimsir an Mháirtínigh Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde
Le Bánú an Lae Tomás Mac Giolla Bhríde
Oíche Fhéil' Mhíchíl Aodh Mac Dhubháin T.C. Murray
Aistriúchán ar 'Michaelmas Eve' (1932)
Pól Twyning Pádraig Ó hAirt George Shiels
Aistriúchán ar 'Paul Twyning'(1922). Níl d'eolas faoin údar againn ach an t-ainm cleite 'Pádraig Ó hAirt'.
Róisín Áine Nic Giolla Bhríde Aodh Ó Dubhgáin
Aistriúchán ar 'The Patsy' le Barry Connors.
Turlach Óg na dTuath Proinsias Ó Maonaigh