An scéal is déanaí


‘Scannáin ar Stáitse’ ag dul ó neart go neart

Cuireadh tús leis an tsraith ‘Scannáin ar Stáitse’ sa Taibhdhearc ar dtús ag deireadh mhí Lúnasa agus is cinnte go bhfuil sí ag dul ó neart go neart de réir mar atá na seachtainí ag dul thart.

Go dtí seo, bhí ceithre scannán ar fad ar stáitse: ‘Ó Conaire – An Fear’, ‘Draíocht’, ‘Siobhán/John Huston’ agus ‘Scéalta ó Theach na mBocht’ agus bhí a lán aíonna speisialta istigh freisin. Ina measc, bhí Gearóid Ó Cairealláin, fear mór le rá i saol na Gaeilge, agus a bhean Bríd ón gcompántas Aisling Ghéar i mBéal Feirste; Cathal Goan, iarCheannasaí TG4 agus RTÉ; an t-aisteoir Diarmuid de Faoite; agus an t-aisteoir Tuilleadh…

Oscar Wilde festival Galway returns for second year

Oscar Wilde Festival Galway returns for its second year this September. From September 5-7, the festival will provide a host of insights into his life and work from speakers from Galway, UK and the US as well as supporting new Irish writing inspired by Wilde.
The festival will kick off on Friday September 5 at 6pm in the Harbour Hotel. The launch will be followed by a talk on the remarkable life of Galway woman Eva O’Flaherty, who referred to Wilde as her “cousin Oscar”. Eva moved in circles in London, Paris, Dublin and Achill from the 1900s onwards through her involvement in millinery, literary and intellectual pursuits. Eva O’Flaherty was buried in the family vault in Donaghpatrick graveyard, Caherlistrane, on 17 April 1963. The vault was refurbished to mark the 50th anniversary of her death last year. This talk will be delivered by Mary J Murphy from Menlough, county Galway, writer and broadcaster who has written a book titled Eva O’Flaherty:Forgotten Island Heroin.
On Saturday September 6, the festival moves to An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street. This is a significant move for the festival as the theatre has strong connections with Wilde through the writer and performer Micheal macLiammoir, who hosted the first play at the venue and went on to perform his one man show to huge acclaim titled The Importance of Being Oscar.
Saturday’s events will begin at 12 noon with a talk on Wilde Today: what do we think of Wilde today and how has his reputation stood the test of time. This will be the question posed to three speakers; Dr David Clare from NUI Galway, John Cooper from New York and owner of Oscar Wilde in America and Patricia Leventon, acclaimed actress from the UK.
At 4pm, American writer and documentary historian, John Cooper will deliver what promises to be a fascinating talk about Wilde and Dress. Wilde used how he dressed to such huge impact during his lifetime and was one of the first to do so. A letter Wilde wrote titled The Philosophy of Dress was rediscovered by Mr Cooper in 2012. Confirmed by Merlin Holland, Wilde’s grandson as an original, this letter is a fascinating insight into Wilde’s dress sense. In this talk, Mr Cooper will explore the influences, trends, characters and source material that informed Wilde’s relationship with dress, an unappreciated aspect of his life to date.
Saturday’s events will conclude with a show about one of the most important women in Wilde’s life – his mother. At 8pm, Patricia Leventon, an acclaimed actress from the UK will perform her show Lady Wilde. The Belfast Telegraph described the show as “a portrayal of the life of Lady Wilde with an imaginative and informative style. The show provides great insight into Oscar’s life and the influence of his mother.”
On Sunday September 7, the festival will conclude with the debut of new Irish writing. Kicking Oscar’s Corpse by Galway writer Brendan Murphy will make its debut at the Harbour Hotel at 1pm. Based on actual court transcripts, ‘Kicking Oscar’s Corpse’ is a docu-play based on the famous libel trial of Maud Allan in 1918. It’s a story of judges and prejudice, MP’s and dancing girls, sex, scandal and conspiracy. Oscar Wilde Festival Galway is proud to be supporting new Irish writing this year. Tickets are available online for this show and will also be available at the door if seats are free. There will be tea/coffee/cookies available beforehand.
Festival founder and director, Sandra Coffey said: “The festival has a lot to offer this year. It will look at what we think of Wilde today, how he used dress to his advantage and the huge influence his mother had on him. Yet again, we explore his west of Ireland links through Eva O’Flaherty and debut new Irish writing inspired by Wilde. Tickets are again reasonably priced and we hope that people will come and enjoy the weekend.”
Tickets for Saturday’s shows in An Taibhdhearc are available online on over the phone on 091 563600 or by dropping in to the theatre box office on Middle Street, Galway. Tickets for Kicking Oscar’s Corpse are available online at but will also be available at the door. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for details. For further information and how to get tickets, go to the festival website

Gradam Walter Macken do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge



Fógraíonn An Taibhdhearc
do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge
i gcomhair le RTÉ

Tá Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, An Taibhdhearc, ag insint scéalta ar stáitse ar feadh 85 bliain anuas. Anois táimid ag cuardach scéalta nua, nó seanscéalta inste as an nua le forbairt don stáitse. Ní mór do scríbhneoirí taithí scríbhneoireachta a bheith acu don stáitse nó do na meáin eile. Caithfidh Gaeilge líofa a bheith acu agus ní cheadófar aistriúcháin don scéim seo, ach is féidir na cáipéisí eile a bheith dátheangach ionas go mbeimid in ann tuairimí a fháil ó shaineolaithe scripte.

Táimid ag lorg smaointí do scripteanna stáitse agus caithfear cloígh leis na nithe seo a leanas:
– Scéal comhaimseartha nó le téamaí comhaimseartha
-4 aisteoir ar a mhéad
-Fad- 45 nóiméad

Seo na cáipeisí atá ag teastáil:
-Imlíne an scéil: 1-2 leathanach
-Cur síos ar na carachtair
-Suíomh agus fís
-An chéad 30 leathanach den script
-Nótaí ón scríbhneoir faoin inspioráid
-C.V. an scríbhneora leis an taithí chuí

Beidh saineolaithe scripte ag léamh na n-iarratas.
Rognófar 3 scríbhneoir agus bronnfar duais 1,000 Euro an duine ar an triúr.
Beidh forbairt scripte i gceist le hEagarthóir Scripte, agus, léitheoireacht gháirmiúil sa Taibhdhearc os comhair an phobail ar stáitse. Beidh ceann de na drámaí á léiriú ar stáitse sa Taibhdhearc mar chuid d’Fhéile Walter Macken 2015.

Ní mór do scripteanna a bheith istigh roimh 17.00 ar an gCéadaoin, 1 Deireadh Fómhair 2014.
Cóipeanna crua amháin, clóite ar thaobh amháin, le spás dúbailte, gan ainm an scríbhneora ar an leathanach. Beidh cinneadh faoin ngearrliosta fógartha laistigh de choicís.

Buíochas ó chroí le Tom Murphy, Patrún na Taibhdheirce, agus le Gabriel Byrne, Moya Doherty, Mairéad Ní Nuadhain RTÉ agus an fhoireann ag RTÉ Radio Drama, as a bhflaithiúlacht don chiste seo.

Seol chuig:
Anne McCabe, Stiúrthóir Ealaíona
An Taibhdhearc.
19, An tSráid Láir,


An Taibhdhearc announces the
in conjunction with RTÉ

An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre, has been telling stories on stage for 85 years. Now we want to find new voices to write for the stage in Irish, contemporary stories or old stories with a new twist. Writers should have some previous experience in writing for stage or other media. Dialogue must be written in Irish. However, the pitch documents should be written in both Irish and English to allow for expert feedback on concepts.

The challenge is to pitch us a one-act play with the following points:
-the story to be contemporary or with a contemporary theme
-up to 4 actors only
-Duration 45 minutes

-Story outline
-Description of characters
-Stage setting
-First 30 pages of the play
-Writer’s notes on the play and its origins
-Writer’s C.V with relevant experience

Submissions will be read by a panel of experts. Awards of 1,000 Euro each will be made to three writers.
The plays will be developed with a Script Editor leading to rehearsed readings of the plays on stage at An Taibhhdearc.
One of the plays will then be chosen for production as part of the Walter Macken Centenary celebrations in 2015.

Scripts must be received by 17.00 on Wednesday 1st October 2014, in hard copy only, double-spaced, on one side of the page, without the author’s name. The shortlist will be announced within two weeks.

This award is made possible with the kind support of our Patron, Tom Murphy, Gabriel Byrne, Moya Doherty, Mairéad Ní Nuadháin RTÉ, and the team at RTÉ Radio Drama. Many thanks for their generousity.

Send to:
Anne McCabe, Stiúrthóir Ealaíne
An Taibhdhearc.
19, Sráid Láir,

Scannáin ar stáitse sa Taibhdhearc

sa Taibhdhearc

Irish Films on stage
in Galway’s Gaelic theatre

Oícheanta Déardaoin ag tosú 28 Lúnasa / Thursdays at An Taibhdhearc starting 28 August 2014
Caint agus cómhrá le haíonna speisialta / Post-film discussion with special guests
Fotheidil / Films with subtitles

Dráma/fáisnéis ar saol an scríbhneora, le míreanna drámaíochta
Dáta deantúis: 2008
Craoltóir: TG4
Aisteoir: Diarmuid de Faoite.
Léiritheoir: Johnny White
Comhlacht: SEANCHAS Productions
Fad an chláir: 50 nóiméad
GRADAIM: Buaiteoir Fhéile na Meán Cheilteach
Scannán faoi shaighdiúr a bhíonn sa bhaile ón gCongo sna 60’s, agus a mhac a chreideann i miorúiltí.
Dáta deantúis: 1996
Craoltóir: TG4
Aisteoir: Gabriel Byrne, Charlotte Bradley.
Léiritheoir Gerry McColgan
Stiúrthóir: Áine O’Connor
Scríbhneoir: Gabriel Byrne
Fad an chláir: 60 nóiméad
*B’é seo an chéad scannán Gaeilge ar an stáisiún nua, Teilifís na Gaeilge, ar an oíche oscailte, 31 Deireadh Fómhair, 1996.
Saol an aisteora Gaillimheach Siobhán Mc Kenna, le hagallaimh i mBéarla le Peter O’Toole agus Tom Murphy.
Fad: 52’

Scéal faoi shaol an scannadóra cháiliúil a chónaigh i St. Clerans, Craughwell, ar feadh 10 mbliana, áit a tógadh a iníon Anjelica Huston.

Dáta deantúis: 1996
Craoltóir: TG4
Léiritheoir: Brian Reddin
Comhlacht: Adare Productions
Fad an chláir: 52’
Scannán don úrscéal cáiliúil scríofa ag Máirtín Ó Cadhain.
AISTEOIRÍ: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Macdara ó Fatharta, Peadar Lamb, Máire Ní Mháille, Joe Steve Neachtain, Peadar Ó Treasaigh, Máire Ní Droighneáin, Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta, Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair, Darach Ó Dúbháin, Máirín Ní Neachtain, Seán Ó Coisdealbha.

Dáta deantúis: 2007
Craoltóir: TG4
Léiritheoir: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
Stiúrthóir: Robert Quinn
Comhlacht: ROSG
Fad an chláir: 93 nóiméad
GRADAIM: Ainmniúcháin IFTA, agus an Fhéile na Meán Cheilteach, Gradam an Oireachtas.

Scannán cailiúil faoi shaol na n-oileán déanta sna 1930aidí.
Saol agus módhanna oibre an scannadóra cháiliúil Robert O’Flaherty
Dáta deantúis: 2007
Léiritheoir: Macdara Ó Curraidhn
Fad an chláir: 78 nóiméad

Scéal faoi na h imeachtaí greannmhara ag baint le déantús mi dleathach poitín i Chonamara.

Dáta deantúis: 1978
Léiritheoir/Stiúrthóir: Bob Quinn
Scríbhneoir: Colm Bairéad
Aisteóir: Cyril Cusack, Donal McCann, Niall Tobin, Mick Lally, Johnny Chóil Mhaidhc, Mairéad Ní Chonghaile.
Fad an chláir: 65 nóiméad
Ceann do na céad scannáin déanta in iarrthar na hÉireann
Sraith ceithre eapasóid lonnaithe i dteach na mbocht, Strokestown, faoi na caractéir istigh ann le linn an Ghorta Mhóir.
Déanta i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla.

Dáta deantúis: 1998
Craoltóir: TG4
Léiritheoir/Stiúrthóir: Louis Lentin
Aisteoir: Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Ruth McCabe
Comhlacht: Crescendo Concepts
Fad an chláir: 3 x 40’ (120 nóiméad san iomlán)


CAINT AGUS CÓMHRA i ndiaidh na scannáin in éineacht le
Bob Quinn, Leila Doolin, Diarmuid de Faoite, Gerry McColgan…agus liosta eile le teacht go luath!
Tuilleadh eolais/ For more info call: 00 353 91 563600
An Taibhdhearc
19, an tSráid Láir, GAILLIMH /19, Middle Street, GALWAY

Preasráiteas/Pressrelease ‘Star of the Sea’

Ionia Star of the Sea
Preasráiteas Gaeilge – le heisiúint láithreach
(English version follows)

i láthair

(Réalt na Mara)


Á léiriú mar chuid de Fhéile Ealaíne Idirnáisiúnta na Gaillimhe, Iúil 2014

Suite i gConamara, i Londain agus ar long an Ghorta Mhóir, pléann Star of the Sea ceisteanna teanga, talún agus cultúir. Tuilleadh…

an Tioranach drogallachEdit

Gradam mór le rá don Taibhdhearc/Prestigious award for An Taibhdhearc

Gradam mór le rá buaite ag An Taibhdhearc

Fógraíodh buaiteoirí na nGradam Stewart Parker 2013 ag searmanas i mBéal Feirste ar an gCéadaoin seo caite. Bronnadh an Gradam Drámaíochta Gaeilge de chuid BBC Tuaisceart Éireann ar Macdara Ó Fatharta don drama, An Tíoránach Drogallach, a bhí léirithe ag an Taibhdhearc agus a bhí stiúrtha ag Anne McCabe.
Is é Ó Fátharta a d’aistrigh an dráma, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, atá scríofa ag an drámadóir clúiteach Tom Murphy, pátrún nua na Taibhdheirce. Bhí páirt ag Macdara i léirithe den dráma sa Taibhdhearc le linn Fhéile Ealaíne na Gaillimhe an samhradh seo caite. Tá aithne mhaith air dá charachtar, ‘Tadhg’, sa sobaldráma Gaeilge, Ros na Rún. Tuilleadh…

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