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The Hill of Quirke


  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Setting

    Set in a room in the Royal Hotel in Ballyquirke, a town in rural Ireland; summer 1953.

  • Synopsis

    Festival fever has taken over the town of Ballyquirke and although some are committed, the fever is bound to split the townspeople.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Rev. W. Argue Alpho O'Reilly
Frank Furey Donal Donnelly
Very Rev. J. Crowe, P.P. Dermot Tuohy
Tessie Joan O'Rourke
Josie Maureen O'Sullivan
Sean Merriman Charles Mitchel
Maureen Rita Foran
Patrick Fox Kenneth MacDonald
Captain Blood Maurice O'Brien (1)
Production Team  
Settings by Alpho O'Reilly
Produced by Dan O'Connell(2)

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Hill of Quirke

  • Year


  • Published By

    P.J. Bourke

  • Address

    64 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original published playscript.