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The Fisherman's Son


  • Playwright

    Ciarda Tobin 

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by Limerick’s strand salmon fisherman, this is a story of three generations of men bound by family ties and a shared passion. A father and son prepare for what may be their last fishing trip, they reflect upon their past and look at an uncertain future. A semi-autobiographical piece which mourns the lost traditions of Limerick’s urban fisherman through the prisim of one family.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 July 2009

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced with Amalgamotion Theatre Company as part of the Limerick Theatre Hub.
  • Producer

    Co-produced by Belltable and Amalgamotion Theatre Company

  • Original Venue


  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Belltable Offsite@ 36 Cecil Street, Limerick.

Original Cast  
Grandfather John Anthony Murphy
Father Denis Foley
Child Maurice Cotter
Production Team  
Director Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Designer Kevin Smith
Designer Emma Fisher
Sound Boris Hunka

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings.