The Skull in Connemara    by Martin McDonagh

Featured in the 2009 Festival


For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd, the grave digger, is to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumors regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago gradually begin to resurface. Mr. McDonagh’s great strength in writing is that he combines a love of traditional story-telling with the ironic humor of the modern generation.