SCENE: Some lonely mountainous district in the east of Ireland one or more centuries ago.
MARTIN DOUL, weather-beaten, blind beggar
MARY DOUL, his Wife, weather-beaten, ugly woman, blind also, nearly fifty
TIMMY, a middle-aged, almost elderly, but vigorous smith
MOLLY BYRNE, fine-looking girl with fair hair
BRIDE, another handsome girl
THE SAINT, a wandering Friar
OTHER GIRLS AND MEN