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The Native Ground


  • Playwright

    Antoine Ó Flatharta 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary senior cycle students.

  • Synopsis

    The Native Ground addresses the situation of Travellers in Irish society. It is an exploration of the cautious interaction between some members of the travelling and settled communities in an attempt to understand the basis for prejudice, fear and antagonism and the processes that underpin them.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Rosie Noelle Brown (1)
Jack Andrew Roddy
Paddy Liam Heffernan
Eithne Miriam Brady
Rocky Michael Collins (2)
Production Team  
Director Ronan Smith
Designer Carol Betera
Costumes Ger Scully
Music written and performed by Andrew Roddy
Music written and performed by Liam Heffernan
Music written and performed by Marian McEvoy
Design Assistant Pauline Donnelly
Tour Manager Christopher Neary
Assistant Stage Manager Christopher Neary
Poster Designer Kevin O'Neill
Photography Kevin O'Neill
School Liaison Officer Vincent Dempsey
Administrator Penny Baizer
Company Artistic Director Patrick Sutton

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Antoine Ó Flatharta

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' information pack for the original production.