Gabriel Fallon

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Gabriel Fallon (1898–10 June 1980) was an Irish theatre critic, actor and theatre director.

He was born in Dublin and joined the Civil Service in 1914. He became an actor in the Abbey Theatre, where he remained until 1930 when he started to spend more time on journalism. He was drama critic for the Irish Monthly, Catholic Standard and Evening Press.[1]

In 1946 he produced "Katie Roche[2]" and in 1947 "Wife to James Whelan[3]" , by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy. These were both Raidió Teilifís Éireann productions.

He was director of the Abbey Theatre from 1959 to 1974, his production involvement can be seen in the Abbey Theatre archives[4]

He was married with six children. A devout Catholic, Fallon was an early member of An Ríoghacht.[5]


  • Katie Roche 1946
  • Wife to James Whelan 1947


  1. ^ Boylan, Henry (1998). A Dictionary of Irish Biography, 3rd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. p. 126. ISBN 0-7171-2945-4. 
  2. ^ "The Teresa Deevy Archive". 
  3. ^ "The Teresa Deevy Archive". 
  4. ^ "The Abbey Theatre Archive". 
  5. ^ Maurice Curtis, A Challenge to Democracy: Militant Catholicism in Modern Ireland, The History Press Ireland, 2010, p. 55

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