A Skull in Connemara

As Mick Dowd tries to deal with witnessing his wife’s death he also must try cope with the many rumours and whispers he is hearing in his local community. But when the graveyard can hold no more people it is Mick’s job to make room, only to discover more than just old bones.

‘wickedly savage in word and action’- Limerick Leader, 13 December 1997



  • Mick Dowd Mick Lally
  • Mary-Johnny-Rafferty Anna Manahan
  • Tom Hanlon Frank Laverty
  • Máirtin Hanlon David Wilmot

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Francis O’Connor
  • Lighting Design Ben Ormerod
  • Music Paddy Cunneen

Production Team

  • Production Bernie Walsh
  • Alan Clarke
  • Mairéad McGrath
  • Production Assistant Anne Mannion
  • Tour Manager Mairéad McGrath
  • Technical Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
  • Stage Manager Niall Cranney
  • Wardrobe Supervisor Monica Ennis
  • Chief Electrician Pete Ashton
  • FX/LX Technician Hugh Maguire
  • Set Construction Alan Clarke
  • Assisted by Bernard Byrne
  • Arthur Bell
  • Master Carpenter Paraic Breathnach
  • Crew Arthur Bell
  • Dara McGee
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Scenic Artist Dara McGee
  • Driver Gabrielle McGrath
  • Transport Swift Transport
  • Production Photography Ivan Kyncl
  • Publicity/Press Officer Maureen Hughes
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • General Manager Louise Donlon
  • Writer in Association Martin McDonagh