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An Mhallacht


  • Playwright

    Leon Ó Broin 

  • Setting

    An t-urlár uachtarach i dtigh mór i Warsaw le linn éirí amach an Taoisigh Pylowski, 1925.

  • Notes

    D'aistrigh an Comhar Drámaíochta suíomh an dráma seo ó Bhaile Átha Cliath go Warsaw. Is i mBaile Átha Cliath atá sé lonnaithe sa leagan foilsithe.

  • Synopsis

    Séamus and Colm are good friends but they find themselves on different sides during the Civil War. Séamus is an officer in the Free State Army. We meet the wives of the two men and Eibhlín, Colm’s wife, is worried that something awful is about to happen to Colm because of an incident that happened during the Black & Tan occupation. In the end Colm is killed on the roof of his own house as he lays in ambush – it is Séamus who kills him. This was the first play in Irish which attempted to describe the Civil War. However, the location was changed to Warsaw when it was first produced.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Marísia Máire Ní Shíothcháin
Pól Radziwill Leon Ó Broin
Bartec Muiris Ó Catháin
Olenca Máire Bastabal

Published Scripts

  • Title

    An Mhallacht agus drámaí eile

  • Year


  • Published By

    Foilseacháin an Rialtais

  • Address

    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Not Found

Source Of Information

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú agus ó thráchtas neamhfhoilsithe Uí Shiadhail