This play was first published by Talbot Press, Dublin in 1912.
A satire in which Thompson, an Orangeman, is accidently blown up by his own gun at the annual Sham Battle at Scarva. When he wakes up he finds himself in Tir-na-n-Og, the land of Gaelic-speaking mythical heroes. Suspicious of this English-speaking newcomer, the heroes decide to put him on trial. In the process they reveal the degree of their mutual ignorance and incomprehension of each other's traditions.
09 December 1912
Produced by Ulster (Literary)Theatre
Grand Opera House
The Plays of Gerald MacNamara, Special Edition, Journal of Irish Literature, 17
Its Own Way of Things: The Enthusiast by Lewis Purcell and Thompson in Tir-na-nOg by Gerald MacNamara
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Information for this entry has come from Sam Hanna Bell's 'The Theatre in Ulster', reviews of the premiere production, and from the original published script as indicated.
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