Irish Drama


Supernatural stories and seasonal plays and performance form a large part of traditional culture in Ireland. Dialouge, dress, and drama combine to woo audiences and provide moral tales. Eoineen of the Birds (Eoinín na Néan), for example, which was originally written by Pádraic H. Pearse, tells the tale of a boy and his love for birds. The society put this performance on, and we are lucky enough to have some photos from the event. Landscape, belief, and inversion are themes which weave their way through a number of these plays.

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Eoineen of the Birds

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Eoineen of the Birds (translated play)
- A translation to English of the play about an Irish boy and his affection for birds.

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A scene from Eoineen of the Birds (TIC.002)

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A scene from 'Travelers' Wedding (TIC.003)

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Performance hat, cane and glasses

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Guisers' Play from County Durham, 1925
- A traditional Guisers' Play from High Spen, County Durham, thought to have been written and performed in 1925.

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