The Buds of Ballybunion

Playwright John B. Keane
Director Dan Donovan
Company Theatre of the South
Stage Opera House
Cast James N. Healy, Dan Donovan, Máirín Prendergast, Chris Sheehan, Flor Dullea, Mon Murphy, Kay Healy, Valerie Carroll, Marie Twomey, Charles Ginnane, Mary Foley, Jo Cronin
Opening Date 7 August 1978
Other Information The Theatre of the South toured Ireland in 1978 with their production of The Buds of Ballybunion by John B. Keane. The group performed in Tralee, Clonmel, and at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin — the latter featured in the photographs below. The Buds of Ballybunion opened Theatre of the South's summer season in Cork. The production ran at the Cork Opera House for three weeks, 7-26 August.
Source of Material Paul O'Flynn

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Newspaper Articles
Evening Echo, 5 August 1978, p. 5
Evening Echo, 16 August 1978, p. 6

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