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Lily of Killarney 1919O'Mara Grand Opera Company

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It seems strange that The Lily should be so much less popular than either Maritana or Bohemian Girl. However it really was not given with any great frequency, and after the war ended it almost disappeared. Yet the company's top singers are here out in force, so they may well have regarded it with affection.

Cast details are from a programme in the Gardiner collection at the Mitchell Library.

Performance Cast

Eily O'Connor the Colleen Bawn

Florence Morden

Hardress Cregan secretly married to Eily

John Pegg

Mrs Cregan Hardress's mother

Beatrice Waycott

Squire Corrigan holder of a mortgage on the Cregan lands

William Bowring

Myles na Coppaleen in love with Eily

Joseph O'Mara

Danny Mann a boatman, devoted to Hardress

Flintoff Moore

Miss Ann Chute an heiress, the Colleen Rhud

Eveline Birks


Miss Amos

Father Tom Parish Priest of Kenmare

John C Browner

Mr Bertie O'Moore

Mr A Locker

Hyland Creagh

Thomas J Bevan

Production Cast


Cuthbert Hawley

Performance DatesLily of Killarney 1919

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 May, 19.15

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