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  • Playwright

    Celia de Fréine 

  • Synopsis

    In this play we meet Louise Gavan Duffy who founded Scoil Bhríde in 1917, the first all-Irish school in the country since the demise of the hedge schools. Louise was born in France in 1884 and came to live in Ireland when she was twenty three years of age. She taught in St Ita’s, the girls’ school founded by Patrick Pearse, and spent Easter Week, 1916 in the kitchen of the GPO.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    10 September 2016

  • Production Notes

    Á léiriú ag Umbrella Theatre Company i gcomhairle le Scoil Bhríde agus Ionad Ealaíon Raghnallach.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léirithe don chéad uair i Scoil Bhríde, Raghnallach.

Original Cast  
Luíse Ghabhánach Ní Dhufaigh Hilary Bowen Walsh
Production Team  
Director Gerard Dalton
Producer Celia de Fréine
Lighting & Sound Designer Mike Donohue
Music by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Lighting & Sound Operator Mike Donohue
Imagery Lelia Ní Chinnéide
Voice Over Brendan Phelan
Imagery Design Gerard Dalton
Voice Over Jack Harte
Language Consultant Fidelma Ní Ghallchobhair
Imagery Design Celia de Fréine
Voice Over Mike Timms
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Celia de Fréine

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Source Of Information

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú.