Enemy Within

Enemy Within

First performed 21st – 22nd August 2015 | St Columba’s Church, Glencolmcille Donegal

Cast & Crew


Brian Friel


Paula McFetridge


Diarmuid: Peter Ballance

Columba: James Doran

Aedh: Thomas Finnegan

Brian: Seamus O’Hara

Eoghan: Vincent Higgins

Brendan: Gerard Jordan

Oswald: Terry Keeley

Grillaan: Frank McCusker

Dochonna: Noel McGee

Caornan: Lalor Roddy


Costume Designer: Liz Cullinane

Technical Manager: JP Conaghan Producers: Dominic Montague and Edel Murphy

Producers: Dominic Montague and Edel Murphy


29th August 2015 | First Presbyterian Church, Belfast

25th August 2017 | St Mary’s Church, Knockmoyle (birthplace of Brian Friel)

26th August 2017 | St Columba’s Church, Long Tower, Derry 

First staged in 1962, The Enemy Withinis Friel’s fictional account of the voluntary exile of Columba. Set in Iona, where Columba lived for 34 years following his departure from Ireland in 563, it concentrates on the private man, a charismatic, worldly personality who struggled to combine the skills of scholar, bard and ruler with his fearless commitment to his vocation.

Kabosh staged a series of rehearsed reading of Friel’s first play in the historic Pobail Teach Naomh Colmcille (St. Columba’s Church), located in the beautiful setting of Glencolmcille, and featuring 10 of Northern Ireland’s most prominent actors, as part of the inaugural Lughnasa Frielfest programme.

Produced in partnership with Arts Over Borders.

Article by the Guardian