The Nun’s Wood by Pat Kinevane

The Nun’s WoodThe Nun’s Wood

The Nun’s Wood is a haunting story of dangerous beauty, savage lovers and ancient sacrifice. It is a viciously funny account of life on the remote island of Tinaglasha. In the hot summer of 1974 the lives of four young people are changed forever by a deadly secret which has been kept hidden in the nun’s wood.
The play is set in Cork and the original cast featured Fiona Condon, Caroline Gray, Máire Hastings, Myles Horgan, Chris Kelly and Emily Nagle.

Pat Kinevane already well known to audiences nationwide as an actor for his many appearances including De Valera in Good Evening Mr. Collins and Inspector Larkin in The Ballingale Murder Mystery.

The Nun’s Wood, his first play was specially commissioned by Fishamble. The play toured to Longford, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick.

Writer: Pat Kinevane
Director: Jim Culleton
Cast: Fiona Condon, Caroline Gray, Máire Hastings, Myles Horgan, Chris Kelly and Emily Nagle


May 12th, 1998, Dublin (project @ the mint)


BBC/Stewart Parker Trust award winner

Press Quotes

‘An extraordinary piece of writing…an assured, impressive debut…a very fluid production’ The Arts Show, RTE

‘Utterly compelling…a collective performance to savour…a significant debut’ Irish Times

‘Thoroughly entertaining…Culleton does his usual excellent job of directing…spirited performances’ Sunday Independent

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.