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The Unsung Hero


  • Playwright

    David Gilna 

  • Synopsis

    The Unsung Hero tells the story of Michael Joseph O'Rahilly, co-founder of the Irish Volunteers and his wife Nannie O'Rahilly. From the first time they met in Ballylongford in 1893, we travel with them across London, Paris, America and back to Dublin in 1909.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Conor Delaney
Performer Roseanna Purcell
Production Team  
Director Michael Scott (2)
Lighting and Set Designer Michael Scott (2)
Composer Michael Scott (2)
Stage Manager Eva Walsh
Photography & Design Ste Murray

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Gilna

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 074 9111 | +44 (0)78 0170 9901

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme with additional information supplied by the author.