'Story of Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well'


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The story of Seán O' Casey's 'Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well' and his letters to Máire Keating.

  • Title
    Northside Swaddy Seán O' Casey
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Proinsias Ó Conluain
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    'Story of Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well'
  • Extended description

    Primarily an Irish language broadcaster, particularly in the earlier days, Proinsias Ó Conluain presented and produced many series and documentaries in English. This one tells the story of Seán O'Casey and his life on the Northside of Dublin. In this extract Ó Conluain describes the story of 'Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well' and O'Casey's letters to Máire Keating. 

  • Information

    Although Proinsias Ó Conluain was intially recruited into Radio Éireann as an Irish language script writer, his broadcasting talents were soon recognised and he was encouraged to work in English language programming. His English language output was prolific including documentaries on a wide range of subjects, with a particular emphasis on folk custom.

    A good example of his broadcasting style and meticulous research on one of our most famous authors Seán O' Casey and is illustrated with Proinsias telling the story of Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well and the girl Seán O'Casey left behind - Máire Keating.

    The accompanying photograph shows Irish actors Eamon Morrissey and Máire O'Neill in a scene from the RTÉ Television drama series 'Sean'. They were both members of the Abbey Theatre Company, which performed extracts from the play for this final episode of 'Seán', entitled 'Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well', broadcast on 1 March 1981. © RTÉ Archives 2079/038

  • Local keywords
    Proinsias Ó Conluain, Seán O'Casey, Inishfallen, Dublin, Éamonn MacThomáis
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    The Media
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Language used
    English (eng)