What would the Countess Say? by Martina Devlin

On the 100th anniversary, to the day, of Countess Markievicz being made the first female Minister for Labour, Dalkey Castle will present Staged Reading of the play ‘What would the Countess Say?’ The play has been adapted from Martina Devlin’s story of the same name by Margaret Dunne.

The original story is from Martina’s collection ‘Truth and Dare’ about women who shaped Ireland. In the play (as in the story) Countess Markievicz is brought to life into the present day. The audience will experience first-hand her reaction to the current state of affairs in Ireland in 2019.

After the performance, Áine Lawlor, RTÉ, will discuss with the author the inspiration for the work, the significance of Countess Markievicz’s appointment and the current status of women in politics.

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7.30pm. Admission €12.50. BOOK HERE

Image Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

Click on the link below to see Martina Devlin on RTE’s Nationwide talking about Countess Markievicz. It starts at approx. 14.50 minutes until 17.50 minutes.

https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH000361422