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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Declan Burke-Kennedy

1944 -

Born in Co Offaly, Declan Burke-Kennedy was a founder member of the Focus Theatre, where he directed many productions, and for which he wrote several plays beginning with The Trespasser, produced in 1973. He has also written the novels Robert's Alibi (O'Brien Press, 1988) and Leonie (Poolbeg, 1995).


Play Title Playwright
Peer Gynt Declan Burke-Kennedy Henrik Ibsen

Lighting Designer

Play Title Playwright
Alice In Wonderland Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Lewis Carroll
An adaptation of the original novel by Lewis Carroll.
Contrivance Tony Browne
Curigh The Shape Shifter Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Daughters Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Day of the Mayfly Declan Burke-Kennedy
Legends Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy William Butler Yeats
Adapted from 'Tadgh O Cathan and the Corpse' by W.B. Yeats, literally translated from the Irish by Douglas Hyde and from 'The Legend of Knockgrafton' by T. Crofton Croker.
Mirror, Mirror Lee Gallagher
The Golden Goose Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
The Wind that Shook the Barley Declan Burke-Kennedy

Set Designer

Play Title Playwright
Daughters Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy


Play Title Playwright
Day of the Mayfly Declan Burke-Kennedy


Play Title Playwright
Jumble Sale Robert Emmet Meagher

Production Manager

Play Title Playwright
The Parrot Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy