RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

The Milliner and The Weaver by Marie Jones

The Milliner and The Weaver written by Marie Jones is a play set against the back drop of Edward Carson’s resistance to the third home rule bill, examines the relationship between Elspeth the wife of a Dublin business man and Henrietta a Belfast widow and mother of six children. The suffragette movement promised much for these, like many women but with Ulster being called to arms to defend its loyalty to the English King George and War looming, Henrietta feels she must stay loyal to her eldest son Thomas who will join the emerging Ulster Volunteers.

Katie Tumelty played Henrietta

Elspeth was played by Caitríona Ni Mhurchú

The part of Thomas was played by Matthew McElhinney

Joe Taylor played Sir Edward Carson and also the voice of the Pathé News reporter

Sound Supervision was by Mark Mc Grath

Diirected by Gorretti Slavin