Given the difficulties with accessioning at the time, much of the material is of unknown provenance.
The order is numerical.
The Collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs of productions, posters and programmes.
The collection varies significantly in terms of production dates. It includes details – clippings, programmes, posters – dating from prizewinning productions in the 1950s, through to the 1960s and 1970s, which includes memorabilia from Listowel Drama Group productions through to the 1990s and the early 2000s.
Newspaper clippings consist of local and national broadsheet articles.
It includes some materials used by actors that are on exhibition in the John B. Keane room.
A significant donation by My. John Cahill, of an original 1959 script of Sive is also contained in this collection. Mr. Cahill was one of the cast.
It includes a typescript copy of Bryan MacMahon’s The Bugle in the Blood.
KWM.2016.0002 Newspaper clippings on Playboy of the Western World drama.
KWM.2016.0005 Photograph, colour of Listowel Drama Group
KWM.2016.0006 Programme, theatre, The Moonlighters, George Fitzmaurice.
KWM.2016.0007 Programme, theatre, The Bugle in the Blood, Brian McMahon.
KWM.2016.0068 Sive for Abbey Theatre article on first production.
KWM.2016.0069 Article on All-Ireland Drama Festival, May 8th 1954.
KWM.2016.0070 Article on the Drama Council of Ireland, May 21st 1955.
KWM.2016.0071 Newspaper cutting, District Justice wins best actor.
KWM.2016.0072 Abbey Fantasia on Rural Life, Article, Daily Mail, 1953.
KWM.2016.0073 Periodical, Results of All-Ireland Drama, 1st place, The Magic Glasses.
This was the Listowel Group’s first title in the one-act category and Directed by Brendan Carroll.
KWM.2016.0074 Awards in one-act category, First place Listowel D.G., The Magic Glasses.
KWM.2016.0075 Periodical, Article on Scariff, Co. Clare to build a theatre.
KWM.2016.0076 Periodicals, Bachelors in Twilight, Herald Newspaper, 1953.
KWM.2016.0077 Periodicals, Irish Times, 1953, Review of play M.J. Molloy, The Wood of the Whispering.
KWM.2016.0078 Periodicals, Evening Press 1955, Amateurs should experiment more.
KWM.2016.0079 Periodicals, Review, Sive, Play performance article 1959.
KWM.2016.81.01 Periodicals, Schedule for All-Ireland Amateur Drama Festival, Athlone. These 2 articles were written following John B. Keane’s success in 1959.
KWM.2016.81.02 Periodicals, An Tóstal Drama Festival, list of productions.
KWM.2016.0082 Periodicals, Niall Carroll on theatre’s amateurs and a workshop Thomas MacAnna.
KWM.2016.0083 Periodicals, List of awards, first place Listowel Dram Group The Magic Glasses, 1954.
KWM.2016.0084 Periodicals, Western Drama Festival Awards, 1954.
KWM.2016.0085 Periodicals, Mention of Listowel Drama Group production The Paddy Pedlar in 1953. This was one of the first amateur productions of the play.
KWM.2016.0086 Periodicals, For the play Red Owen, colour scene was Connemara.
KWM.2016.0087 Periodicals, Irish Independent, April 1960, positive review of The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0088 Periodicals, Evening Press Article, critical review of Sive by J.B. Keane 1960.
KWM.2016.0089 Periodicals, Kerryman Newspaper, The Golden Folk sparkled at Cork Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0090 Periodicals, Irish Independent, Views differ on Sive, April 1960.
KWM.2016.0091 Periodicals, Evening Herald, 1960, MacMahon play, ‘mystery of first act coughing.’
KWM.2016.0092 Photograph Black/White, Young girl on a swing.
KWM.2016.0093 Irish Times, 1960, positive review of play The later days are cold, by unknown playwright thought to be from Listowel.
To correct the accession entry, this play was by Colman O’Shannon, a pseudonym for a Fr. O’Keeffe. The play, a one-act, was a very popular one on the circuit and performed on the circuit by Kerry groups, including Brosna and Asdee Players.
KWM.2016.0094 All-Ireland Drama Festival, Irish Independent, 1960 article.
KWM.2016.0095 Kerry play at Athlone creates a sensation, Evening Press, 1960.
KWM.2016.0096 Evening Herald Newspaper, 1960. Article on The Later Days are Cold.
KWM.2016.0097 Evening Press Newspaper, 1960. Review Sharon’s Grave at All-Ireland.
KWM.2016.0098 Evening Herald, 1960, positive review of The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0099 Evening Press Newspaper, “Play a total failure”, review.
KWM.2016.0100 Evening Herald, 1960, critical review of The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0101 Kerryman 1960. Listowel bids for Drama Honours.
KWM.2016.0102 Advertisement for production of Sive.
KWM.2016.0104 The Standard Newspaper, 1954, Article on George Fitzmaurice.
KWM.2016.0105 The Standard, 1953, comparison between The Quiet Man and Hans Christian Anderson.
KWM.2016.0106 Newspaper article printed March 23rd, 1968, ‘Listowel Players stage a tribute to Patrick Kavanagh’. This refers to the production of Tarry Flynn which was entered in the Kerry Drama Festival that year. The Listowel Players were a breakaway group from the Listowel Drama Group, following the success of Sive in 1959.
KWM.2016.0107 Evening Press, 1960, review of The Golden Folk, Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0108 Kerryman, 1960, review of The Golden Folk, Bryan MacMahon play.
KWM.2016.0109 Evening Press, 1960, review of The Golden Folk, Bryan MacMahon play.
KWM.2016.0110 Evening Herald, 1960, review of Sive by J.B. Keane.
KWM.2016.0111 Irish Press, 1960, review of The Golden Folk, Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0112 Evening Herald, 1960, premier of The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0113 Kerryman, 1960, premier of The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0114 They say what they like, Sunday Independent, 1960, includes photo Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0115 Irish Independent, 1960, details opening of The Golden Folk, Listowel.
KWM.2016.0116 Irish Press, 1960, review of The Golden Folk play.
KWM.2016.0117 Evening Herald, 1960, review of The Golden Folk play.
KWM.2016.0118 Irish Independent, 1960, photograph, opening The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0119 Sunday Independent, 1960, review/description, The Golden Folk.
KWM.2016.0120 Kerryman, 1960, advertisements for upcoming play Sive.
KWM.2016.0121 Irish Press, 1960, Listowel will stage MacMahon work, article on casting American girl, Moira Murphy as character in play.
KWM.2016.0122 Evening Press, 1960, Sealed Lips: Great Stuff, article on B. MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0135 Programme (Theatre), for plays Maurice Harte and Paddy Pedlar, Sluagh Hall, Listowel, 1953.
KWM.2016.0144 Poster (Theatre), Halla Rialte Na Maidine, Listowel, mid-20th century.
KWM.2016.0168 Poster (Theatre), The Buds of Ballybunion, by J. B. Keane, 2014.
KWM.2016.0175 Programme (Theatre) for the production of The Colleen Bawn 2006.
KWM.2016.0178 Poster (Theatre) All Soul’s Night, by J. Tomelty, no date. Possibly 1958.
KWM.2016.0179 Poster (Theatre) Our Town by Thornton Wilder, handwritten, no date.
KWM.2016.0200 Programme (Theatre) The Honey Spike B. MacMahon, 1977/78.
KWM.2016.0279 Flyer for the play Sive Abbey Theatre Logo, the year is 1993.
KWM.2016.0294 Costume bun ring & pins from production of Sive by J. B. Keane.
KWM.2016.0297 Original script of Sive by J. B. Keane. Donated John Cahill
KWM.2016.0299 Sive by J. B. Keane, book bound with forward by Michael Ó hAodha (1959).
KWM.2016.0436 Programme (Theatre) Bryan MacMahon’s The Master, April 1993.
KWM.2016.0526 The Listowel Players present Big Maggie, 1970.
KWM.2016.0527 Lartigue Theatre Company presents Cuckoo Blue, 2011.
KWM.2016.0530 Listowel Drama Group presents Lend me A Tenor, 2004.
KWM.2016.0532 Lartigue Theatre Listowel presents The Communication Cord, 2004.
KWM.2016.0533 Lartigue Theatre presents John B. Keane The Musical, 2006.
KWM.2016.0569 .01 Cast photograph of Sive at the Abbey
(01, 02, 03) .02 Black and white photograph during a scene from the 1959 Sive production, at the Abbey
.03 Sive Play.
KWM.2016.0570 Theatre Programme for Sive at the Abbey, 1959.
KWM.2016.0604 Typewritten script of The Honey Spike, by Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0637 Programme for The Honey Spike, play by Bryan MacMahon, December 1993.
KWM.2016.0650 The Playboy of the Western World, 5th February 1951. Poster.
KWM.2016.0651 Poster, Listowel Drama Group presents The Golden Folk
KWM.2016.0653 Photograph. Eamon Kelly and Brendan O’Carroll at 40th anniversary of Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0654 Photograph of Madeleine O’Sullivan in Jack Furey by Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0655 Poster. 8th Annual Kerry Drama Festival, 12th June 1950.
KWM.2016.0656 Poster. 9th Annual Kerry Drama Festival. October 1951.
KWM.2016.0657 Photograph. Steven O’Donovan and Kay Culloty. The Spraying of John O’Dorey. Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0658 Black and white photograph of Michael Whelan.
KWM.2016.0659 Photograph. Catherine Stack in The Death of Biddy Early, 1990. Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0660 Photograph. Valerie Burke in The Death of Biddy Early, 1990.
KWM.2016.0661 Photograph. Rehearsal for The Time of The Whitehorn by Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0662 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Don’t Dress for Dinner, 2003.
KWM.2016.0663 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents The Bugle in The Blood by Bryan MacMahon, 2001.
KWM.2016.0664 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Two On A String.
KWM.2016.0665 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Anyone Could Rob a Bank, 1961.
KWM.2016.0666 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents The Moonlighters by George Fitzmaurice.
KWM.2016.0667 Poster. All – Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone. 1954.
KWM.2016.0668 Poster. Third All-Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone, 1955.
KWM.2016.0669 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents See How They Run.
KWM.2016.0670 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Canaries 1985.
KWM.2016.0671 Programme, Listowel Drama Group presents Them 1972.
KWM.2016.0672 Newspaper clipping, The Listowel Drama Group promises top-class presentation of Coffey play. 1972.
KWM.2016.0673 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Them 1972.
KWM.2016.0674 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Mungo’s Mansion 1948-49.
KWM.2016.0675 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents The Rugged Path 1949.
KWM.2016.0676 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Nano 1949.
KWM.2016.0677 Poster. Listowel Drama Group presents Nano St. Patrick’s Night, 1949.
KWM.2016.0678 Play. Prólóg Don Réim Nua. 1954.
KWM.2016.0679 Play. Journey’s End. Samuel French acting edition. 1929.
KWM.2016.0680 Play. The Plough and The Stars. 1932.
KWM.2016.0681 Play. The Whiteheaded Boy. 1955.
KWM.2016.0682 Play. Our Town. 1965.
KWM.2016.0682.01 Sheet. Opening/closing curtain remarks Our Town.
KWM.2016.0682.02 Sheet. Numbered curtain call for Our Town.
KWM.2016.0682.03 A4 sheet. Three hymns Bless Be the Tie, Art Thou Wear, Love Divine.
KWM.2016.0682.04 Two sheets. Cue/effect list for play.
KWM.2016.0682.05 A4 sheet. Drawn picture front and rear of stage.
KWM.2016.0682.06 Sheet. Opening/closing curtain speech supplement.
KWM.2016.0682.07 Paper sheet. Character/prop list for Our Town.
KWM.2016.0686 Play. III Met By Moonlight by Micheál Mac Liammóir. 1954.
KWM.2016.0687 Play. An Tincéar Agus An Tsidheóg by Douglas Hyde.
KWM.2016.0688 Play Bantighearna An Ghorta by Séamus De Bhilmot, 1944.
KWM.2016.0700 Play. Daughter From Over The Water by M. J. Molloy 1967.
KWM.2016.0701 Play. A Letter From The General by Maurice McLoughlin 1962.
KWM.2016.0722 Black and white photograph of a scene from The Magic Glasses by George Fitzmaurice.
Listowel Drama Group: Photographs from various productions from the 1970s.
KWM.2016.0723 Black and white photograph of Dancing at Lughnasa.
KWM.2016.0724 Black and white photograph of rehearsals of The Spraying of John O’Dorey by John B. Keane.
KWM.2016.0725 Black and white photograph. Scene from The Magic Glasses by George Fitzmaurice.
KWM.2016.0726 Black and white photography The Matter Owen McMahon and Madeline O’Sullivan.
KWM.2016.0727 Black and white photograph. 2 copies. Máire O’Connor in The Master by Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0728 Black and white photograph. Jim Halpin in Jack Furey.
KWM.2016.0729 Black and white photograph of unknown man.
KWM.2016.0730 Black and white photograph of Matt Mooney in The Master by Bryan MacMahon.
KWM.2016.0731 Photograph. Cast and production crew of I Do Not Like The Dr. Fell.
KWM.2016.0732 Black and white photography of Canaries by Bernard Farrell.
KWM.2016.0733.01 Photography. 2 Male figures. Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0733.02 Photograph. Bryan MacMahon presenting Marie Coffey, Kevin O’Donovan and Michael Whelan
KWM.2016.0733.03 Photograph. Kay Landy, Rena McAuliffe, and Maria Keane Stack.
KWM.2016.0733.04 Photograph of Eileen Fitzgibbon and Madeline O’Sullivan.
KWM.2016.0733.05 Photograph. Eileen Fitzgibbon in Canaries.
KWM.2016.0733.06 Photograph. Rosarie, Anthony, and Rena McAuliffe.
KWM.2016.0733.07 Photograph of Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0733.08 Photograph of a production of Canaries by Bernard Farrell.
KWM.2016.0733.09 Photograph of Imelda Garvey in Run For Your Wife.
KWM.2016.0733.10 Photograph. Imelda Garvey and Brendan L. in Run For Your Wife.
KWM.2016.0733.11 Photograph. Backstage of Don’t Dress For Dinner.
KWM.2016.0733.12 Photograph. Group on stage from Don’t Dress For Dinner.
KWM.2016.0733.13 Photograph of scene on stage of Don’t Dress For Dinner.
KWM.2016.0733.14 Photograph of scene in stage from Our Town. Máire O’Connor and Brendan Landy.
KWM.2016.0733.15 Photograph. Scene on stage. Madeline O’Sullivan in Our Town.
KWM.2016.0733.16 Photograph. Ned O’Sullivan in Our Town.
KWM.2016.0733.17 Photograph. Scene on stage. Five female figures. Dancing at Lughnasa.
KWM.2016.0733.18 Photograph. Backstage from Dancing at Lughnasa.
KWM.2016.0733.19 Photograph. Two characters on stage from scene of Dancing at Lughnasa.