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An Dúthchas


  • Playwright

    Máire Ní Chinnéide 

  • Setting

    Áit: Cathair éigin in Éirinn Am: An t-am fé láthair [1908]

  • Synopsis

    Young Diarmuid Ó Conaill has announced his engagement and his mother Máire is delighted. Máire has a secret, however: unbeknownst to Diarmuid, his father was a raging alcoholic and died young as a result. Diarmuid himself has never touched a drop – his mother has seen to that – but when his uncle urges him to take a drop of wine at the engagement party, Diamuid accepts a glass, and then another glass, and rapidly startst to lose control...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act


  • Date of First Production

    07 August 1908

  • Production Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo ag Oireachtas na bliana 1908

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

Original Cast  


  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    An Dúthchas

  • Writer/Director

    Máire Ní Chinnéide

  • Year


  • Published By

    Conradh na Gaeilge

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland


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