John B. Keane / February 2014

Against a background of unemployment and emigration in Ireland of the 1960s, Many Young Men of Twenty centers on Peg, a servant girl who has had a child out of wedlock.

Abandoned by her boyfriend, she now finds herself being courted by two new suitors, but which one will she choose?

Throw in a cast of fifteen, a fortune teller, a crooked politician, a Holy Josie and an erotic dancer, and you are guaranteed a great night’s hilarious entertainment, particularly with that magic ingredient – the writing of John B. Keane. With live accompaniment on stage by traditional Irish musicians, the play features original songs and music throughout.


Danger Mullally:Andy Geraghty

Peg: Jane Mehigan

Seelie: Louise Keating

Tom: Dave McGloughlin

Dawheen Timineen Din: Michael McKenna

Maynan: Rita McCarthy

Kevin: Adam Burke

Dinny: Adam Scott

Maurice: Gerard Grimes

Dot: Amie Doyle

Kitty Curley: Carol Boylan

J.J. Houlihan, TD: Liam Shannon

Johnny Houlihan: Shane McInerney

Maggie: Leah Coleman

Sadhbh: Éabha Geraghty


Director: Kevin O’Malley

Stage Manager: Aga Daly

Lighting and Sound: Richard Norman-Wright, Rory Norman-Wright

Set Design: Kevin O’Malley

Set Construction and Decor: Billy Fitzgerald, Paul Jordan, Eugene Osborne, Ronald Jones, Adam Scott, Michael McKenna 

Wardrobe: Máire Keogh

Front of House: Mary Shannon, Martine Healy, Suzanne Healy, Pat Lacey, Aisling Coleman, Hannah Coleman, Catherine Noone, Lizzy Noone, Eugene Osborne and Members

Poster Design: Kevin O’Malley

Programme: Ronald Jones, Kevin O’Malley

Rehearsal Photographs: Daily Photography

Announcements: Richard Norman-Wright

Choreography: Éabha Geraghty

1959 Evening Echo: Image Depot 


Grace Dowling: Button accordion, tin whistle, concertina

Gary Weldon: Guitar, bouzouki

Brian Hurley: Bodhrán