A silent movie melodrama where two men seeking to win the love of a woman forms the plot of this film made by the Scaoil Amach An Bobailín team.

Ireland 1774 is the scene for this silent film where a musician played by Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and a wealthy gentleman played by Seán Bán Breathnach vie for the hand of the beautiful maid played by Cynthia Ní Mhurchú. The rivalry between the two men escalates to violence much to the distress of the fair maid. In this love triangle, there will be one loser.

‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was an Irish-language television programme featuring comedy sketches, rock music and debate on social and political issues. 

Loosely translated as ‘Let It All Hang Out’, the programme was designed to be zany, informal and appeal to Irish speakers both inside and outside the Gaeltacht.

‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was presented by Seán Bán Breathnach and Cynthia Ní Mhurchú. There were also two young reporters, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, who went around the country looking for lively stories. The series was first broadcast on 7 October 1990 and ran until 1992. 

This episode of ‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was broadcast 19 April 1992.