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Assembly At Druim Ceat

A Poem for players by Roibeárd Ó Faracháin

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roibeárd Ó Faracháin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Roibeárd Ó Faracháin 

  • Setting

    The scene of the action moves from the House of Dallan to the seashore of Lough Foyle, thence to the Assembly Hall at Druim Ceat.

  • Synopsis

    This is an adaptation of Ó Faracháin's verse play broadcast on Radio Éireann a little over a year previously. It is a treatment of the Sixth Century tale of the authorities' dispute with the poets of the day and the attempt made to banish them.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    19

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Caltra Cecil Barror
Poet Michael Bradley
Poet Oliver Bradley
1st Woman Narrator Patricia Clancy
Aedh's Queen Marcie Collins
Derryman Daniel Connolly
Dallan Michael J. Dolan
Poet Liam Gannon
Morbhan George Green
1st Man Narrator Gerard Healy
2nd Man Narrator Patrick Holland (2)
2nd Woman Narrator Maureen Kiely
Liuda Tomás Luibhéid
Shanahan Sean MacGiolla Chlaoin
Poet Patrick MacMahon
Monk Micheál Ó Briain
St Colmcille Roibeárd Ó Faracháin
King Aedh Liam Redmond
Boy Robert Wilton
Production Team  
Director Ria Mooney
Settings by Michael Clarke (2)
Costumes Michael Clarke (2)
Music Composed by Arthur Duff
Musical Director Arthur Duff
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

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  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

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