Playography na Gaeilge Launch 2011

Wednesday 11 May 2011
Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Launch of Playography na Gaelige

Irish Theatre Institute’s Playography na Gaeilge 1901-2010, is launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, reveals that Irish history, family, marriage and love are frequently recurring themes in Irish language plays.

The many Irish language playwrights featured in the completed repertoire of 796 plays range from Ireland’s first President, Douglas Hyde, mid 20th century writers Liam O’Flaherty, Walter Macken, Máiréad Ní Ghráda, Tomás Mac Anna and Brendan Behan, to contemporary writers such as Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, Antoine Ó Flatharta, Liam Ó Muirthile Manchán Magan and Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

By mapping the evolution of Irish language playwriting over more than a century, people can find out, at the touch of a button, what new plays, translations and adaptations of Irish language plays were produced throughout the country over decades, that Dublin and Galway led the way but writers were producing Irish language plays in Cork, Waterford, Donegal and Belfast too.

Download the Findings Report of Playography na Gaeilge 1901-2010 in our Publications section.