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The Jackdaw

A Comedy in One Act


  • Drámadóir

    Lady Gregory 

  • Suíomh

    Mrs. Broderick's general store.

  • Achoimre

    Mrs. Broderick leaves her neighbour in charge of her shop while she appears in court over a debt of £10. A South African stranger enters the store and enquires after the jackdaw in Mrs. Broderick's possession, which he purchases for £10. The stranger turns out to be Mrs. Broderick's estranged brother who wished to give her the money without hurting her feelings. The townspeople, however, hears of the price the paid for the jackdaw and resolve to capture as many of the species as possible for export to South Africa. The real story behind the purchase eventually comes to light.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Joseph Nestor Frank Fay
Tommy Nally Arthur Sinclair
Timothy Ward J M Kerrigan
Mrs Broderick Sara Allgood
Michael Cooney W.G. Fay
Sibby Fahy Brigid O'Dempsey

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    The Jackdaw

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Seoladh


Eolas Faoi Chearta

Foinse Eolais

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.