What Teresa Did at School: An analysis of how schoolgirl theatrical activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford influenced Teresa Deevy’s dramaturgical practice

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


In this lecture, delivered online to the Ursuline Convent community, Dr Kealy and Dr McCarthy presented their research suggesting that Deevy’s second level education and extra curricular experiences in St Mary's Secondary School, Waterford form the intellectual and creative ground work to her later dramatic work. The lecture positioned Deevy’s work within the social and political context of the 1920s and 1930s.
Period08 Jun 2020
Held atUrsuline Convent, Waterford, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Teresa Deevy
  • Irish Theatre
  • Irish theater
  • Ursuline Convent
  • Irish History
  • Irish Cultural Revival