Tributes to the playwright from actors Gabriel Fallon and May Craig, and managing director Ernest Blythe.

The writer Sean O'Casey died at his home in Torquay in the south of England on 18 September 1964. He had left his native Ireland in 1926. Born in Dublin in 1880, he drew on his Dublin tenement roots to write plays such as 'Juno and the Paycock' (1924) and 'The Plough and the Stars', (1926). Both plays were first  performed at the Abbey Theatre and remain popular today.

This RTÉ News report was broadcast the following day, when the Abbey closed as a mark of respect. At the time, it was operating out of the Queen's Theatre premises in Pearse St, where it had relocated following a fire in Abbey St in 1951.

Actor Gabriel Fallon pays tribute to O'Casey outside the house at 422 North Circular Road, Dublin, where the playwright lived for a while. Fallon was director of the Abbey Theatre at the time. He had been friendly with O'Casey and appeared in some of his plays. Ernest Blythe, managing director of the theatre, and actress May Craig also give their reaction to his death.