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 16/04/1980
- ContributorProinsias Ó Conluain
- Clip Duration 00:02:09
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title '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.
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
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Production year 1980
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA1248
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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