An Taibhdhearc


By Sighle Ní Chonaill, Translated by Macdara O Fátharta
Directed by Diarmuid de Faoite & Starring David Heap

Based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that still clothes in secrets and shame.

In the Maum Trasna Valley in 1882, a family of men, women and children were murdered. In the aftermath of the brutal massacre, mayhem erupts. Terror is rife in the country. Suspects are arrested. Two cultures collide.

Dublin’s legal eagles confront men from a remote Connemara valley. Neither speaks the other’s language, leading to conflict, confusion, lies, and betrayal. Crucial evidence given in Irish is disallowed. An innocent man is hanged. Others get rough justice to enforce British rule.

Is dráma láidir, tragóideach é seo atá bunaithe ar na dúnmahairthe i Mham Trasna fadó, a ndéanann fiosrú ar an scéal taobh thiar crochadh Mhyles Joyce I 1882.

The show is bilingual with sub-titles.