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A play in two acts by Bernard McCarthy


  • Drámadóir

    J. Bernard MacCarthy 

  • Suíomh

    Stephen Moran's parlour and a room in the National Hotel; the present.

  • Achoimre

    A young priest, Tom Moran, returns to the town where his parents live and embarks on an anti-drink crusade.His parents, however, have entered the liquor trade and this is now their sole source of income. They plead with him to stop his crusade for fear that they will lose their livelihood. Fr Moran relents when he learns that his brother, who has been caught embezzling money, will be jailed unless their parents manage to save up enough money through their beer-selling enterprise to pay off his debts. The priest gives up his mission in order to allow the honour of the family to be restored.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Michael Hayes Eric Gorman
Reporter J M Carre
Kate Moran Eileen O'Doherty
Steve Moran J Augustus Keogh
Edward Sheedy Louis O'Connor
Rev Mr Roycroft W Earle Grey
Mr Hammon Fred Harford
Father Tom Moran Fred O'Donovan (1)
Tessie Irene Kelly
Rev Canon Kelly, PP Peter Nolan
Pat Arthur Shields
Barney Doyle Barry Fitzgerald
Thade Mulligan Frank Fay
Foireann Léirithe  
Léirithe ag J Augustus Keogh

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Crusaders, a play in two acts, by J.Bernard McCarthy

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag


  • Seoladh

    Republic of Ireland

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Seoladh

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    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.