Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

The history of Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe is one of the great success stories of Irish theatre. Established in 1928, at a time when Saorstát Éireann (the Irish Free State) was struggling for legitimacy, An Taibhdhearc set out to achieve an unparallelled cultural project, a Galway-based national Irish language theatre.

Since 1990 the archive of Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe has been held in the NUI Galway Library. The library has received additions to the collection since then, and the entire collection continues to be preserved and made accessible by the Library’s archival service. Details of the administration of An Taibhdhearc are to be found in minute books, correspondence, and financial records. Information about the individuals involved in running the theatre and their sometimes fraught relationships with each other, as well as the many practical difficulties facing the company, may also be found in these documents. In addition there is material relating to each production, including correspondence, theatre programmes, posters, photographs and newspaper cuttings. The latter offer the researcher a detailed record of the plays staged, as well as audience and press reaction to the different productions. There are, in total, over 1500 items of correspondence, 500 programmes, 300 photographs and 250 posters.


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T/1/5/045B  "Céad Bliain D’Aois" (“El Centenario”) by S &and J Quintero
T/1/5/045B "Céad Bliain D’Aois" (“El Centenario”) by S &and J Quintero
Black and white photograph from "Céad Bliain D’Aois" (“El Centenario”) by S &and J Quintero. It features Treasa Nic Oirealla, Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill, Eibhlín Ní Bheirn, Séamus Breathnach and [Ristéard Ó Riain].
T1/5/001 "Deirdre an Bhróin" by J M Synge
T1/5/001 "Deirdre an Bhróin" by J M Synge
Black and white photograph mounted in card of scene from "Deirdre an Bhróin" by J M Synge, featuring Bríd Ní Griofa and Máirtín Ó Direáin.
T1/5/002 "Oidhreacht", ("Birthright") by T C Murray
T1/5/002 "Oidhreacht", ("Birthright") by T C Murray
Black and white photograph from "Oidhreacht", ("Birthright") by T C Murray featuring Máire Nic Ghiolla Mháirtín, Liam Ó Briain and Aodh Mac Dubháin.
T1/5/003 "Geamaireacht Dhroichid an Diabhail" ("La Parade du Pont-au-Diable") by Henri Ghéon
T1/5/003 "Geamaireacht Dhroichid an Diabhail" ("La Parade du Pont-au-Diable") by Henri Ghéon
Black and white photograph mounted on card, of a scene from "Geamaireacht Dhroichid an Diabhail" ("La Parade du Pont-au-Diable") by Henri Ghéon.
T1/5/004 "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière
T1/5/004 "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière
Black and white photograph of scene from "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière, featuring Tadhg Ó Tuama, [ ] and Uinsíonn Ó Mathúna.
T1/5/005 "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière
T1/5/005 "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière
Black and white photograph of scene from "Scaipín na gCleas" ("Les Fourberies de Scapin") by Molière, showing three of the characters.
T1/5/006 "Ceart agus Cúiteamh" by Prionnsias Mac Diarmada & Bháitéar Ó Maicín
T1/5/006 "Ceart agus Cúiteamh" by Prionnsias Mac Diarmada & Bháitéar Ó Maicín
Black and white photograph mounted on card, of scene from "Ceart agus Cúiteamh" by Prionnsias Mac Diarmada & Bháitéar Ó Maicín, featuring Máire Ní Giolla Mháirtín and Uinsionn Ó Mathúna.
T1/5/006a "Deireadh an Aistir" ("Journey’s End") by R C Sherriff
T1/5/006a "Deireadh an Aistir" ("Journey’s End") by R C Sherriff
Black and white photograph mounted in card of scene from "Deireadh an Aistir" ("Journey’s End") by R C Sherriff, featuring Walter Macken and Micheál Ó Beirn [photograph courtesy of Micheál Ó Beirn].
T1/5/007 "San Siubhán" ("Saint Joan"), by George Bernard Shaw
T1/5/007 "San Siubhán" ("Saint Joan"), by George Bernard Shaw
Black and white photograph of set from "San Siubhán" ("Saint Joan"), by George Bernard Shaw.
T1/5/008 "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
T1/5/008 "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
Black and white photograph mounted on a board from "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas. The first photograph shows the set for the play.
T1/5/008a "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
T1/5/008a "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
Black and white photograph mounted on a board from "Aintín Searlaí£ by Brandon Thomas, it features Seán Ó Neachtain and Máire Ní Giolla Martín.
T1/5/008b "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
T1/5/008b "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas
Black and white photograph mounted on a board from "Aintín Searlaí" by Brandon Thomas, it features [ ], Seán Ó Neachtáin, B Scanlon and Eibhlín Ní Suileabháin.
T1/5/009 "An Chailleach Fhiosrach by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Ó Neachtáin
T1/5/009 "An Chailleach Fhiosrach by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Ó Neachtáin
Black and white photograph of scene from "An Chailleach Fhiosrach" by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Ó Neachtáin.
T1/5/010 "An Posadh" by An Craoibhín
T1/5/010 "An Posadh" by An Craoibhín
Black and white photograph mounted on card of scene from "An Posadh" by An Craoibhín, featuring Micheál Ó Beirn, Eibhlín Ní Suilleabháin and Walter Macken.
T1/5/011 "An Grádh Cásmhar" ("Le Dépit Amoureux") by Molière
T1/5/011 "An Grádh Cásmhar" ("Le Dépit Amoureux") by Molière
Black and white photograph of scene from "An Grádh Cásmhar" ("Le Dépit Amoureux") by Molière.
T1/5/012a "Mary Rose" by J M Barrie
T1/5/012a "Mary Rose" by J M Barrie
Black and white photograph from "Mary Rose" by J M Barrie mounted on board, it features [ ], Peig Nic Maicín, [ ]
T1/5/012b "Mary Rose" by J.M. Barrie
T1/5/012b "Mary Rose" by J.M. Barrie
Black and white photographs from "Mary Rose" by J M Barrie mounted on board, it shows Siubhán Nic Cionnaith, [ ] and Micheál Ó Beirn
T1/5/012c "Mary Rose" by J.M. Barrie
T1/5/012c "Mary Rose" by J.M. Barrie
Black and white photograph from "Mary Rose" by J.M. Barrie mounted on board, it features Siubhán Nic Cionnaith and Micheál Ó Beirn.
T1/5/014a "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn
T1/5/014a "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn
Black and white photographs mounted on a board of scene from "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn. The photograph features (back row) [ ], [ ], Donal Ó Rioghbairdáin, [ ], [ ], Bháitéar Ó Maicín, Brighid Ní Áinlighe, Padraig Ó Ceallaigh, M Ní Raghallaigh, [ ], Péig Ní Coinnigh; (middle row) Seán Ó Liodeán, Pádraicín Ní Maidín, Siúbhan Nic Mhranamain; (front row) [ ], [ ]
T1/5/014b "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn
T1/5/014b "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn
Black and white photographs mounted on a board of scene from "An Curadh Mhír" ("Red Branch Nights") – pantomime by Diarmuid Ó Murchadha and Seán Mac Réamoinn, it consists of Seán Ó Liodáin, [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], Báitéar Ó Maicín and Peig Ní Coinnigh

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