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Guerilla Days in Ireland


  • Playwright

    Neil Pearson 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Tom Barry

  • Author Notes

    A stage adaptation of Tom Barry's 1949 memoir of the same name.

  • Setting

    County Cork, 1919-21

  • Synopsis

    Tom Barry was the legendary Commander of the West Cork Flying Column in the War of Independence, leading a volunteer army in a victorious hide-and-seek campaign of Guerilla warfare. Based on Barry's own memoirs, the play gives a direct account of the IRA's campaign in West Cork.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    23 August 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by GDI Productions

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Everyman

Original Cast  
Performer Jack Walsh
The older Tom Barry Brendan Conroy
Performer Michael Grennell
The young Tom Barry Aidan O'Hare
Production Team  
Director Neil Pearson
Designer Olan Wrynn
Producer Maria Young
Lighting Designer Michael Hurley
Movement Director Michael McCabe
Photography Miki Barlok

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company website.