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The Righteous Are Bold


  • Playwright

    Frank Carney 

  • Setting

    The kitchen of a poor farmhouse on the western ridge of Croagh Patrick, early in 1945.

  • Synopsis

    A young woman is possessed by evil spirits until exorcised by an elderly priest.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Nora Geraty Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Sister Mary of the Rosary Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin
Michael Martin Geraty Fred Johnson
Mary Kate Geraty May Craig
Anthony Costello Raghnall Breathnach
Doctor Moran Brian O'Higgins
Father O'Malley Michael J. Dolan
Nellie The Post Brid Lynch
Patrick Geraty Micheál Ó Briain
Mother Benedict Christine Hayden
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Alicia Sweetman
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Management Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Righteous are Bold

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Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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  • Website


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Source Of Information

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