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Thy Dear Father

A play in three acts by Gerard Healy


  • Playwright

    Gerard Healy 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place throughout in the Healy's sitting-room on an evening in Autumn, the following Sunday, and some days later.

  • Synopsis

    Healy's first play is a family tragedy of wasted lives in which a young man who's lost a vocation for the priesthood acts out the hypocrisy and embittered emotional legacy left him by his deceased father.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Anna Dooley Ria Mooney
Danny Kelly Michael J. Dolan
Mrs Dooley May Craig
Bridie Eileen Crowe
Eileen Walsh Eithne Dunne
Jack Dooley Liam Redmond
Fr Tahaney F J McCormick
Fr Michael Dooley Denis O'Dea
Mrs Kelly Kathleen Murphy
Production Team  
Settings by Sean Barlow
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Thy Dear Father

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  • Published By

    P.J. Bourke

  • Address

    64 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

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Unpublished Scripts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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