Deeply Regretted By
1978/9 Deeply Regretted By was Maeve’s first play for television. It was commissioned by RTE Drama Department and was based on her article ‘Death in Kilburn’ which appeared in The Irish Times December 1978.
Awards: For Deeply Regretted By she won a Jacobs Award in Ireland and the Best Script Award at the 1979 Prague Television Festival and the play represented RTE at the Prix Italia and the New York Television Festival.
Dalkey Castle staged Deeply Regretted By in May 2012. Maeve wasn’t well enough to attend. (It was before her final illness in July). Her husband, Gordon and Joan, her sister, had to give a full account to her after the play. See her note after the show below.
Below: Cast, Gordon Snell & Director Margaret Dunne. Letter from Maeve.