Welcome to the website of Field Day, Ireland’s famous theatre and Irish studies publishing company founded in 1980 in Derry by playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea, who were then joined by co-directors Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane, Tom Paulin, Davy Hammond, and Tom Kilroy.
On this site you can buy recent books and play programmes, or you can choose from the backlist, which includes rare editions of Seamus Heaney’s Field Day books.
Also available to download are Free PDFs of the Field Day Review (a journal of Irish studies), as well as recent and historic theatre programmes, and an ever-growing list of files and photographs from the Field Day Archive. This website is an invaluable and expanding resource for all students of Irish studies, drama, history, literature, politics and culture studies.
‘History Boys on the Rampage’. Documentary on Field Day during the production of Brian Friel’s ‘Making History’ 1988.