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On Baile's Strand

A Play in One Act


  • Playwright

    William Butler Yeats 

  • Setting

    A Great Hall by the Sea close to Dundalgan

  • Synopsis

    King Concobar, aware of Cuchullain's bravery and his unruly temper, makes Cuchullain swear an oath of obedience, forcing the unaware Cuchulain to fight and kill his own son. When informed of the truth, Cuchullain, mad with despair, runs out to fight the sea.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Young Kings and Old Kings Udolphus Wright
Cuchulainn Frank Fay
Daire Arthur Sinclair
Young Kings and Old Kings Sara Allgood
Barach W.G. Fay
Young Kings and Old Kings Emma Vernon
Conchobar G. Roberts
Young Kings and Old Kings Maire NĂ­ Gharbhaigh
Young Kings and Old Kings Doreen Gunning
Fintain Seumus O'Sullivan
A Young Man P. MacShiubhlaigh
Young Kings and Old Kings R Nash
Young Kings and Old Kings Edward Keegan
Young Kings and Old Kings N Power
Production Team  
Costume Designer Annie Horniman


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.