Teresa Deevy Archive


Welcome to the online home of the Teresa Deevy Archive.


 Teresa Deevy was born in Waterford in 1894 and her first staged play, ‘The Reapers’ debuted in the Abbey Theatre in 1930.

Throughout that decade a number of her plays were produced by the Abbey. Deevy fell out favour with the national theatre by 1939 and from then on her writing was most likely to be performed for radio – though her work was frequently performed by a range of dramatic groups, both amateur and professional.


Many of Teresa's papers have been digitised and can be accessed via the 'Browse Collections' link above. These include scripts, published versions of Deevy’s writings, theatre programmes and other memorabilia from theatrical productions, details of broadcast productions, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

For a more detailed introduction to the different collections available please see here.