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Dearg Ár Dá Thionnscnamh


  • Playwright

    Tomás de Bhial 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Evan John

  • Author Notes

    Aistriúchán ar 'Prelude to Massacre'(1937)
  • Setting

    Glen Coe in Albain, Feabhra (1692)

  • Synopsis

    This play is based on the occurences before the Massacre of Glencoe in Scotland in the early morning of 13 February 1692. Thirty-eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by the guests who had accepted their hospitality, on the grounds that the MacDonalds had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Níor aimsíodh clár don dráma seo. Baineadh an t-eolas faoin bhfoireann as gearrthóga nuachta.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Ball den Fhoireann Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Ball den Fhoireann Máirtín Ó Direáin
Ball den Fhoireann Máirín Ní Chuilleanáin
Ball den Fhoireann Seán Ó Síothcháin
Ball den Fhoireann Caitlín Ní Chatháin
Ball den Fhoireann Seán Ó Conchubhair
Ball den Fhoireann Seán Ó Dubhda
Ball den Fhoireann Ruaidhrí Mac Giolla Chionnaith
Ball den Fhoireann Diarmuid Ó hAinlighe
Ball den Fhoireann Proinnsias Mac Casarlaigh
Ball den Fhoireann Eibhlín Nic Sheoin
Production Team  
Director Seán Ó Conchubhair

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Dearg-Ár Dá Thionnscamh

  • Year


  • 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 ó ghearrthóga nuachta agus ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail.