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An Cosán


  • Playwright

    Séamus de Bhilmot 

  • Setting

    Tigh Sheáin Uí Mhathghamhna, Co. Chiarraí (1922)

  • Synopsis

    The play describes a dispute about the ownership of a path during the Irish Civil War. In this family one son Michael is fighting with the Republicans and the other son Tomás is an officer in the Free State army. Despite a vicious war being fought around him, the father is obsessed only with this pathway and in defending it he shoots his own son Tomás dead with his other son's gun.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mícheál Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Máire Máire Ní Shíothcháin
Seán Ó Mathghamhna Muiris Ó Catháin
Tomás Piaras Béaslaí
Production Team  
Director Piaras Béaslaí

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Gearrdhrámaí an Chéid

  • Year


  • Published By

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta

  • Address

    Cló Iar-Chonnachta
    Indreabhán, Conamara
    Co na Gaillimhe
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    353 91 593 307

  • Website


  • ISBN

    1 902420314

  • Title

    Casán / Múchadh an tSoluis

  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email


Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú agus ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail.