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Idolatry at Innishargie


  • Playwright

    Joseph Tomelty 

  • Setting

    The Sirks' kitchen at Innishargie, which is used by the Coastguards as a look-out station.

  • Synopsis

    Sam Sirk brings to his farmhouse on the Ulster coast a 'divil of a thing' he finds washed up on the beach at Innishargie. Together with Dendy Dale, his similarly superstitious friend, he decides the mysterious object is the God of Agriculture. Considerable potency is attributed to the 'thing' by the two cronies before some rather more mundane explanations are discovered.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
Dendy Dale R.H. MacCandless
Harris John F. Tyrone
Sam Sirk Joseph Tomelty
Liza Lowrey Min Milligan
Johnny Sirk Jack O'Malley
Matt McClurg Robert Dempster
Sebina Sirk Ruby McIlveen
Hessie Sirk Gertrude Lennon
Crooks Sean Reid
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Sound Reproduction and Records by W. Erskine Mayne
Produced by J.R. Mageean


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Roma Tomelty

  • Address

    11 Hopefield Ave
    Belfast BT15 5AP
    Northern Ireland

  • Email


Information for this entry has come from the company programme for the original production, from press cuttings and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.