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An Pósadh


  • Playwright

    Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde) 

  • Setting

    Cistean tí bhig, lár na 19ú aoise

  • Synopsis

    A short play about Martin and Mary, a desperately poor pair of newly-weds with scarcely a penny with which to even celebrate their own wedding day. As they sit to eat on their first day of married life, a blind old fiddler comes to the door looking for food. Though barely able to feed themselves, the couple share what little they have with the stranger, who turns out to be none other than the famous poet Raftery. Raftery repays their kindness by using his music to lure the neighbours into house, each one (almost!) bearing generous wedding gifts for the young couple. And yet how is Raftery managing to work this miracle – having died three days previously?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Go leor mion-carachtair eile: páistí, comharsain srl

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    August 1902

  • Production Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo ag Feis Chúige Chonnacht, Gaillimh
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo i nGaillimh, áit ina raibh Feis na bliana sin á reáchtáil. Níl eolas breise ar fáil ar seo.

Original Cast  
Bheidhleadóir dall Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde)
Máire Ní Fios
Mártain Ní Fios
Seán Stiocaire Ní Fios

Published Scripts

  • Title

    An Pósadh

  • 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

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Douglas Hyde. With translations by Lady Gregory. Chosen and with an introduction by Gareth W. Dunleavy and Janet Egleson Dunleavy

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

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Source Of Information

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón leabhar 'Selected Plays of Douglas Hyde', eagraithe ag Gareth W. Dunleavy and Janet Egleson Dunleavy