The Colleen Bawn


Rehearsals are well underway for the upcoming production of Dion Boucicault’s Irish classic, The Colleen Bawn. Directed by Geraldine Greene this vibrant & energetic melodrama promises to be a favourite with local audiences.

Based on the true story of the beautiful young Ellen Hanley (Eily), a peasant who secretly married the aristocratic John Scanlan and whose body was subsequently found washed up at Moneypoint. Scanlan & his man servant were found guilty of her murder & hanged. The Colleen Bawn is buried in Burrane cemetary near Kilrush.

Boucicault’s story, like all melodramas has a much happier ending, however is peppered with intrigue, confusion & much hilarity.

The people of Clare will be delighted & charmed by this production which takes to the glor stage on February 27th, 28th, March 1st & 2nd. Tickets can be booked at the glor box office 065 684 3103. Prior to the glor performances, Corofin audiences will have an opportunity to see the production in the Corofin Hall on February 23rd @ 8pm.


Hardress Cregan                               Brendan Quinlivan

Danny Mann                                      John Lillis

Kyrle Daly                                            Laurence O’Brien

Mrs. Cregan                                       Pam DeBlaca

Anne Chute                                        Emer O’Flaherty

Servant 1                                             Brian Torpey

Mr. Corrigan                                       Hugh Gallagher

Myles-na-Coppaleen                          Jackie Scanlan

Father Tom                                         Mick Loughnane

Eily O’Connor                                     Saoirse Byrne

Sheelah                                               Maeve Plunkett

Bertie O’Moore                                    Brian Torpey

Servant 2                                             Patricia Clune

Soldier                                                John Lillis