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The Home-Coming

One Act Play


  • Playwright

    Seumus O'Kelly 

  • Setting


  • Synopsis

    The Ford family are reinstated in their home after having earlier been evicted. The widow Ford begins to reminisce about her deceased husband, one of the first to have stood up against the evictions in the village. She is suddenly struck by illness, however, and dies.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs Ford Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh
Darragh Ford Charles Power
Hugh Deely Seumas O'Conghaile
Agnes Deely Una Nic Shiubhlaigh

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Three Plays, by Seumus O'Kelly

  • Year


  • Published By

    M H Gill and Son Ltd

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script with additional information from press cuttings of the time.