Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group with ‘Agnes of God’ by John Pielmeier


The stage is mainly bare with minimal furniture / props and is of an abstract nature. The scenes flow from one to another without pause. This is a play of light and shadows where characters appear and disappear. The play is one of the mind and miracles.


Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novitiate accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.


Doctor Martha Livingstone Mairéad Connaughton
Mother Miriam Ruth Josephine Byrne
Agnes Kate Power


Director Kieran Tyrell
Stage Manager Liam Farrell
Lighting Fran Breen
Kevin McEvoy
Sound Grace Dunbar
Make-Up Gerry Kinsella
Special Effects Liam Byrne
Production Co-Ordinator Rory Kinsella
Set Design Chris Atkinson
Kieran Tyrell
Set Painting Niall O’ Muirí
Costumes Gerry Kinsella
Marian McDonald
Set Construction Chris Atkinson
Denny Hanlon
Michael Dunbar
John Masterson
John Dunne
Liam Farrell
Jim Druhan
Props Barbara Mc Combe
Backstage Catherine Finn
Conor Stephenson

About The Group

The group was formed in 1998 and has been appearing on the festival circuit ever since. In 2007 the group won the All Ireland Confined Drama Final. Since then they have appeared in the Open Finals in Athlone on four occasions, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016, winning many acting and stage management awards.