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In Ainm an Athar


  • Playwright

    Joe Steve Ó Neachtain 

  • Setting

    In Éirinn sa lá atá inniu ann (2006).

  • Synopsis

    'In Ainm an Athar' deals with the return of a young man, Liam, or ‘Wino' as he prefers to call himself now, from a stay in a psychiatric institution, and the sequence of events which follows: the reaction of his parents, in particular his father, the local Garda sergeant; that of the Parish Priest, the Canon, to whom Wino reacts hostilely, even violently; and that of Andy, a local layabout yet the only character who reaches out to Wino on a human level.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
An Canónach Peadar Lamb
An Sáirsint Mícheál Ó hAinnín
An Doirseoir Peadar Ó Cúláin
Eileen Mairéad Mac Con Iomaire
Andy Joe Steve Ó Neachtain
Wino Pádraig Ó Tuairisc
Production Team  
Director Maidhc P. Ó Conaola

Published Scripts

  • Title

    In Ainm an Athar & Níor Mhaith Liom do Thrioblóid

  • 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 905560095

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