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  • Playwright

    Pádraicín Ní Mhaoláin  Nóra Ní Raghallaigh 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    John Millington (J.M.) Synge

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ó 'Riders To The Sea'.
  • Setting

    Oileán ar chósta iarthair na hÉireann.

  • Synopsis

    After nine days of constant grieving for her missing son, Michael, who, she feels certain, has been drowned, Maurya has fallen into a fitful sleep. Her daughter, Cathleen, is busy with household tasks, when another daughter, Nora, slips quietly into the kitchen with a bundle given her by the young priest. It contains part of the clothes taken from the body of a drowned man far in the north. They have been sent to Maurya's cottage with a view to possible identification.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Máire Mairin Healy
Comharsa Síle Ní Fhathartaigh
Nóra Pádraicín Ní Mhaoláin
Comharsa Bairbre Ní Chéidigh
Caitlín Nóra Ní Raghallaigh
Beartla Liam Mac Con Iomaire
Comharsa Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh
Comharsa Máire Bean Uí Néill
Comharsa Pádraic Ó Cualáin
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Ciarán Mac Afraidh
Stage Crew Eibhlín de Hamaltún

Unpublished Scripts

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.