Abbey Theatre

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First permanent home of the Irish National Theatre, founded in 1904 by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and W. B. Yeats to foster native drama. Dramatic scenes came four years later with riots at the first night of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1951.

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