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Assembly At Druim Ceat

A Poem for players by Roibeárd Ó Faracháin


  • Playwright

    Roibeárd Ó Faracháin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Roibeárd Ó Faracháin

  • Setting

    The scene of the action moves from the House of Dallan to the seashore of Lough Foyle, thence to the Assembly Hall at Druim Ceat.

  • Synopsis

    This is an adaptation of Ó Faracháin's verse play broadcast on Radio Éireann a little over a year previously. It is a treatment of the Sixth Century tale of the authorities' dispute with the poets of the day and the attempt made to banish them.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Monk Micheál Ó Briain
Boy Robert Wilton
Aedh's Queen Marcie Collins
Poet Patrick MacMahon
Derryman Daniel Connolly
2nd Man Narrator Patrick Holland (2)
2nd Woman Narrator Maureen Kiely
St Colmcille Roibeárd Ó Faracháin
Liuda Tomás Luibhéid
Shanahan Sean MacGiolla Chlaoin
1st Woman Narrator Patricia Clancy
Morbhan George Green
King Aedh Liam Redmond
Poet Oliver Bradley
1st Man Narrator Gerard Healy
Poet Liam Gannon
Dallan Michael J. Dolan
Caltra Cecil Barror
Poet Michael Bradley
Production Team  
Director Ria Mooney
Settings by Michael Clarke (2)
Costumes Michael Clarke (2)
Music Composed by Arthur Duff
Musical Director Arthur Duff
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Unpublished Scripts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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