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David Mahony

A Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Victor O'Donovan Power 

  • Setting

    Glandore, a seaside village in West Cork.

  • Synopsis

    The trials of love between Norrie Burke, a young girl who has moved to the village to live with her aunt, and David, the eldest son of the widow Mahony, a timid lad still very much under the influence of his mother.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Flurry Mahony Philip Guiry
Norrie Burke Eithne Magee
David Mahony H E Hutchinson
Peggy Hegarty Kathleen Drago
The Widow Mahony Nora Desmond
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email


  • Website


Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

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