Cathleen ni Houlihan is a one-act play written by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1902

Cathleen ni Houlihan is a one-act play written by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1902. It was first performed on 2 April of that year and first published in October on Samhain. The play centers on the 1798 Rebellion. The play is startlingly nationalistic, in its last pages encouraging young men to sacrifice their lives for the heroine Cathleen ni Houlihan, who represents an independent and separate Irish state.

https://stairnaheireann.net/2019/04/02/otd-in-1902-premiere-of-w-b-yeats-cathleen-ni-houlihan-starring-maud-gonne-the-play-is-about-the-failed-rebellion-of-1798-with-a-woman-representing-the-ideal-of-an-independent-i-2/

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~ by affliction-magazinedotcom on April 2, 2019.

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