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An Tincéar agus an tSídheóg


  • Playwright

    Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde) 

  • Setting


  • Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo don chéad uair i ngáirdín George Moore (AE)ar Phlás Ely ar an 19 Bealtaine 1902. Bhí an t-údar mar 'An Tincéar' ann agus Sinéad Bean de Valera mar 'An tSídheog'. George Moore féin a bhí ina stiurthóir ar an dráma.

  • Synopsis

    An ugly old fairy, weeping and desperate, meets a young man in the woods and begs him to kiss her. He refuses, disgusted. She then asks the same of a young farmer and is refused again. The fairy has been placed under a curse by the Queen of the Fairies and is doomed to die before sunfall unless she manages to get a human man to kiss her willingly. Enter a scruffy tinker, a song in his heart and a bottle in his hand, without a worry in the world. He agrees to kiss the hag; no sooner has he done so than she sheds her wrinkled old skin and reveals herself as beautiful young woman. The couple fall in love, but it is not long before the fairy hears mysterious unearthly music calling her back to her own world. She disappears, leaving her heartbroken lover behind her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Feirmeoir Philip Guiry
Fear Óg Michael Conniffe
Bean Óg Una O'Connor
An Tincéar Charles Power
An tSidheog Nell Byrne
Sidheog Una Nic Shiubhlaigh
Production Team  
Director Nugent Monck


  • Title

    Selected Plays of Douglas Hyde. With translations by Lady Gregory. Chosen and with an introduction by Gareth W. Dunleavy and Janet Egleson Dunleavy

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

  • Website

  • ISBN


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  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    An Tinceur agus an tSidheog

  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email


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