Riders To The Sea Written By J.M. Synge | Plays in One Act

Must Read

“ Riders To The Sea” By J.M Synge

Basic information

  • Published: 1903
  • Performed: 1904 in Dublin
  • Genre: One Act Play
  • Setting: The play is set on the Aran Island of the setting of the west coast of Ireland


  1. Maurya – The main protagonist. She is an old woman who always laments for the death of her male family members and fears losing her last remaining son, Bartley.
  2. Cathleen: Maurya’s older daughter who is almost 20 years old.
  3. Nora: Maurya’s younger daughter.
  4. Bartley: Maurya’s last remaining son who also died by drowning.
  5. Maurya’s dead sons: Shawn, Sheamus, Stephan, Patch, Michael.
  6. Maurya’s dead husband and father-in-law.
  7. Various Men and Women.
  8. Young Priest.


  • The conflict between nature and human beings in which nature triumphs over human life.
  • Nature and force of nature depicted as a magisterial force that remorselessly exceeds all life.
  • The author wants to highlight the Irish peasant life, their struggle, the Irish folklore, and their language.
  • The writer depicts the actual life of the islanders or the people of the island who extract their sustenance from the sea or who are entirely dependent on the sea for their daily living. However, things go worse when the sustainer (which is the sea) turns to be a destroyer.
  • The title of ‘Riders To The Sea ‘ itself suggests the theme of the play which is the conflict between human beings and the mighty sea. It is also said that the sea is the powerful horse and the fisherman of the Aran Islands are its riders who constantly make efforts to take on this mighty force but always lose and pay for their arrogance by death. Thus here Synge makes one point clear that human beings are helpless in the hands of natural forces.

A short Summary

Riders To The Sea By J.M. Synge’s summary can be written in a simple way. Maurya is the main protagonist of this play. She is a poor old lady, who once had a full family-a husband, father-in-law, six sons, and two daughters. The play starts, she has lost all-male characters in her family but  Bartley is alive. Her son Michael has died in the sea recently however, his body has not been found. Her daughters Cathleen and Nora know the fact that Michael has been given a clean burial in Donegal.  Now Maurya fears losing Bartley because he was the remaining son or male family member of her. Bartley says that he wants to sell his horses at a good price in Galway to get some money.

There is just one boat heading to Galway on that day and for fifteen days there will be no boat. So he says that he will cross to the mainland, despite the winds and high seas. He is a very responsible man. He creates a halter out of the rope and egg to catch the boat.   As a practical lady Maurya does not bless her son while leaving for the fair because she was angry and afraid. The girls tell Maurya to give lunch they had prepared for Cathleen and  Nora then blesses him on the way.

At this moment, Maurya returns panicky with a vision she had had of Michael riding on the grey pony behind Bartley. Currently, she is sure that  Bartley will die. She is so upset that she keeps on talking about her sufferings. Male and female follow to bring the corpse of Bartley who was knocked off a precipice by the grey pony. He fell into the ocean and robust waves broke him on the white rocks.

at The End

Maurya is actually a pathetic figure. She is not suffering from the tribal band or from her own weakness. Maurya is defeated by circumstances and does not curse God even in the worst. She has nice endurance and at last, also sprinkles holy water on the dead body of Bartley. Also, she consoles herself by saying “No man at all can be living forever, and we must be satisfied”.  She thinks God has nothing to take from her. At the end of the play, she prays for her husband, father in law and all sons.

Here is the pdf link of this play if needed. Thank you for studying.
May your knowledge continue to grow.
Keep reading Mero Notice.

Here is another series link of plays in one act.


  1. You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation however I
    in finding this matter to be really something that I believe I would never understand.

    It sort of feels too complex and extremely large for me.
    I am having a look ahead for your next put up, I’ll try to get the dangle
    of it!

  2. I’m curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more risk-free.
    Do you have any solutions?

  3. Howdy I am so excited I found your web site, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was researching on Digg for something else, Regardless I am
    here now and would just like to say many thanks for
    a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I
    also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it
    and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read
    a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic jo.

  4. This is really fascinating, You are an excessively skilled blogger.I have joined your rss feed and look forward toin search of extra of your great post. Additionally,I’ve shared your web site in my social networks

  5. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed theshell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crabinside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  6. You are so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve truly read something like that before. So great to discover someone with a few original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thanks for starting this up.This site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  7. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering
    the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  8. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for
    a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  9. Hi there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future
    but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and
    Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and
    I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  10. It’s really a cool and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that youjust shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this.Thank you for sharing.

  11. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements
    would really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you
    got your design. Kudos

  12. Awesome blog you have here but I was wondering if you knewof any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here?I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.Appreciate it!

  13. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  14. Good way of explaining, and nice post to take information concerning my presentation subject matter, which i am going to
    deliver in university.

  15. Aw, this was a really good post. Finding the time and actual effort to
    produce a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to
    get nearly anything done.

  16. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    Does one offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
    I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a
    lot of the subjects you write regarding here. Again, awesome web site!

  17. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was entirely right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had
    spent for this info! Thanks!

  18. Ahaa, its fastidious conversation about thispiece of writing at this place at this website, I have read all that,so at this time me also commenting here.

  19. Great post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.Thank you!

  20. whoah this blog is magnificent i really like reading your posts.
    Stay up the great work! You realize, many individuals are searching around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  21. Hyvät bonukset ja jatkuva käteispalautus päälle ilman rekisteröitymistä Kun kaikki muu on käyty läpi, otamme tarkasteluun lempiasiamme – bonukset. Kaikki parhaat casinot eivät näitä tokikaan tarjoa, eikä se myöskään ole ehto kasinon valitsemiseen ”parhaat nettikasinot” -listallemme. Moni meistä suomalaisista ei ehkä tiedä että parhaat casinobonukset ovat tarjolla meille. Suomessa ei nimittäin ole mitään rajoituksia sille minkälaisia ja miten suuria bonuksia me voimme lunastaa. Kyllä, Suomella on oma valtion monopoli joka monesti hankaloittaa ulkomaisten nettikasinoiden toimintaa. Mutta kasinobonuksiin se ei vaikuta. Etenkin Ruotsissa mutta myös Isossa-Britanniassa on tiukat säännöt sille minkälaista ilmaisrahaa casinot saavat asiakkailleen tarjota. Suomalaisille ei tällaisia turhia sääntöjä ole. https://d.r1.wbsprt.com/hyundainclub.com/community/profile/kierasalmon3551/ Kasinopelit ovat pelejä, joita voi pelata kivijalkakasinolla ja nettikasinolla. Näitä ovat muun muassa hedelmäpelit, hedelmäpelit, erilaiset livepelit, lotto, keno, bingo ja arvat. Copyright 2020 Suomipelit.fi Hyvin usein kasinopelit netissä ovat huomattavasti kehittyneempiä kuin perinteiset fyysiset kasinopelit. Tämä johtuu siitä, että näiden pelien digitaalisuus on mahdollistanut huomattavasti suuremman mahdollisuuden luoda vaikka mitä erikoisempia pelejä pelattavaksi. Alla olevista linkeistä löydät omat yksityiskohtaiset artikkelit jokaisen casinopelin säännöistä, pelien omasta sanastosta, ilmaispeleistä joita voit kokeilla kauttamme ja tietysti parhaista strategioista, joiden avulla nostat pelitaitosi uudelle tasolle ja voit voittaa enemmän. Nettikasinoiden peleihin ei kannata rynnätä pää kolmantena jalkana, vaan niin aloittelevan kuin kokeneenkin pelaajan kannattaa tutustua rauhassa kasinopelien sääntöihin ja strategioihin. Vertaile rauhassa ja ota esimerkiksi selvää, missä peleissä on korkein palautusprosentti. Näin pelaamisesta on helppo saada enemmän irti.

  22. PRONET Eşya Depolama sistemleriyle yeni yaşam alanlarınıza gittiğinizde eşyalarınız da dilediğiniz zaman sizlerle gelsin. En güvenli,
    en mükemmel depolama işlemlerinizi gerçekleştirmeyi sabırsızlıkla bekliyoruz olacağız.

    Bu doğrultuda bizlere ulaşarak bu hizmetten faydalanabilirsiniz.

  23. Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Pitney Bowes and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries. Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 Copyright В© 2005 – 2018 Movoto, Inc. All rights reserved. CalBRE #01517281 https://anewearthmovement.org/community/profile/joetowner324202/ As the county seat of Frio County, the first major settlements began in the 1880s with the rise of the railroad. The land in Pearsall is a hybrid of irrigated farmland and semiarid shrubland. The area can support many different types of crops, including peanuts (over 50 million pounds annually), cotton, corn, grain, sorghum, potatoes, and fruit orchards with a growing season upwards of 280 days. Additionally, over 43,000 acres in the area is used for ranching. The San Luis Ranch way of life embraces the natural relationship between farming and sustainable, healthy living. Through conscientious and deliberate planning, this community arranges diverse housing types, community gardens, and retail amenities around 50+ acres of sustainable organic farmland and open space. The thoughtful integration of homes, ag land, and shopping allows for biking and walking to be primary modes of transportation underpinning the pastoral feel of the neighborhood. With farmland in your backyard, a vibrant Downtown SLO, and the city’s job centers just a stone’s throw away, San Luis Ranch is rural redefined.

  24. Evden Eve Taşımada Bir Numara: Rönesans Nakliyat

    Rönesans Nakliyat olarak 1990 yılından beri Türkiye’nin dört bir yanına evden eve nakliyat hizmeti vermekteyiz.
    31 yıldır aynı istikrarla devam eden profesyonellikle kaliteli ve güvenilir taşımacılık hizmetini mümkün hale getiriyoruz.

    Firmamız bünyesinde bulunan yeni ve geçilmesi çetin uzun mesafeli yollara karşı dayanıklı nakliyat kamyonları,
    yaptığı işin eğitimini almış vasıflı personeli ile Türkiye’nin dört bir yanında güvenli taşımacılık yapmaktadır.

  25. evden eve nakliyat sektöründe güvenilir hizmetin adresinden ev, ofis vb eşyalarınızı sigortalı olarak taşımak için profilimdeki linkten iletişime geçebilirsiniz.

  26. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Copyright 2021 KDB CARPET CLEANING Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Please stand by, while we are checking your browser… Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Please stand by, while we are checking your browser… If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. https://www.byte.org.uk/space/community/profile/lorriebates107/ Arranging a regular housekeeping service is a great way to take those household chores off your mind. Stuck in traffic in downtown LA and won’t make it home in time? Through our Handy app, you can see when your housekeeper arrives and even see their progress. Another weight lifted so you can take your time and grab a coffee to relax after work.  Performs housekeeping tasks as may be requested by resident promptly and politely. Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and ability… This article was published more than 3 years ago Book a house or apartment cleaning in 60 seconds! Sign up free. Search free. Connect free. GreatAupair offers the easiest, most direct way to find great Housekeepers and Housekeeper jobs locally and worldwide. Safe. Secure. Privacy Assured. Start Now!

  27. Hi, I do think this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  28. I visit day-to-day some blogs and information sites to read content, but this webpage provides feature
    based content.

  29. What i don’t realize is if truth be told how you are no longer really a lot more smartly-favored than you may be
    now. You’re so intelligent. You already know therefore considerably
    on the subject of this matter, produced me in my opinion consider it from a
    lot of varied angles. Its like men and women are not
    fascinated unless it is one thing to do with Lady gaga!

    Your own stuffs outstanding. Always care for it up!

  30. Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this amazing site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more,
    thanks for the info!

  31. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  32. I’m really inspired with your writing talents as neatly as with the format for your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it is uncommon to see a nice blog like
    this one these days..

  33. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!

    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come
    back later. Cheers

  34. Hi fantastic website! Does running a blog like this
    take a large amount of work? I have absolutely no
    knowledge of programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply had to ask.
    Thank you!

  35. Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to
    mention that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I’m hoping you write again soon!

  36. Pros: U.S. players accepted, Bonus awarded across first 7 deposits, Freerolls on weekends (beginning Friday), Happy hour bonuses, Slot tournaments OK let me explain. I have been playing online casinos for 3-4 months now because the Pandemic. I did a ton of research and picked out a casino that had good reviews overall. I deposited $50 and took… Гњber mich The no deposit free spins bonus only requires the player to register and this is the main appeal linked to it. Your wins will not be subjected to deposit requirements as is typical with other types of free spin bonuses. Instead, you are entitled to use the free spin after registration. This, however, does not mean there are no terms and conditions. Some casinos may require you to verify your address, banking method, or identity. Since some may require you to validate your banking method, it can mean making a minimum deposit at least once. This can be withdrawn anytime. https://www.greennursehc.com/community/profile/ara053126542991/ You can pause the game whenever you want and even control when the next hand should start in order to have the time you need to discuss hand results. Everything to play the perfect poker home game online. There are many poker apps for Android. Amongst the best as rated by our professionals include Poker Heat. TX Poker and Jackpot Poker by Pokerstars. This page lists our top 18 as assessed by our poker pros. ‘’I couldn’t recommend it more! DTO Poker is by far my favorite App of 2019. Using it will improve your Poker skillset more rapidly than any other program video course I’ve seen before and all that while you feel like you’re playing a game.’’ Yes! It is completely safe. Mobile developers know all of the potential weaknesses of the platform and take these into account when designing apps for real money poker. Even mobile sites have extra security measures in place to make sure your information stays secure at all times. If you are worried about a site or app being rigged, make sure to check customer reviews. Or, if you want to be absolutely positive that you are playing on a safe app or site, just check out our list of the top rated mobile poker rooms. These sites have been vetted and rated for their fairness as well as their security.

  37. It’s amazing to see the huge impact these boutique real estate brands have had in their communities. By partnering with Side, all three teams have been able to build and define their ideal brand and business without having to spend time operating a brokerage. Based on their success and their relentless innovation, it’s safe to say that Bayside, Amalfi Estates, and Revel, will continue to be highly recommended community boutiques that are recognized for excellent service and results for many decades to come. In an age of technology where bigger is often better and instant gratification is expected, a Boutique Real Estate Firm, like The Property Shop in Wilmington North Carolina, stands among the best. Three independent real estate teams are dominating L.A. metro coastal markets and high-end inland areas. Each one is founded and run by agent owners who don’t have to operate a brokerage. That’s thanks to their partnership with Side, a tech brokerage-as-a-service start-up that provides a new business model option to high performing agents and teams. Together, these teams serve communities that are home to some of Hollywood’s most elite. https://naturallybrownwoman.com/nbw-community-forum/profile/lavadamacdevitt/ For Hunters: Hunters can find private hunting leases for free, as well as search for specific hunting opportunities by lease type, county, game species and other information. Cautions: Irrigation is needed to grow rice, and there is risk of water availability, and expense of pumping costs. Cropping choices and double-crop opportunities are numerous. Some land here needs improvements: drainage, fertility, brush removal, etc. Reduced Great 230-Acre farm for sale in Martin County, NC with tremendous long-term value. The 230-Acres has 105-Acres of farmland and 125-Acres of timberland. This NC property has great access off of Hwy. 64, that makes an easy drive from Raleigh or the beach. The property is loaded with deer… Δdocument.getElementById( “ak_js” ).setAttribute( “value”, ( new Date() ).getTime() );

  38. Market cap of 120 crypto – including stablecoin, NFT, DeFi – on May 17, 2022 Solana’s SPL tokens are the equivalent of Ethereum’s ERC20 assets and have been specifically designed for DeFi applications. In contrast, Solana – like most popular cryptocurrencies – is not backed by any fundamental assets. What propels them is the optimism and speculation of other traders. Traders think they can sell the crypto coin to other traders later for a higher price, or what’s called the “greater fool theory of investing.” So speculation is the driving force behind the price rise in digital currencies. By design, Solana transaction fees are paid in SOL and burnt (or permanently destroyed) as a deflationary mechanism to reduce the total supply and thereby maintain a healthy SOL price. The Solana network was hit by outages consistently over the past year. Proponents believe these events have negatively impacted Solana prices. Solana continues to suffer a decline, and the mainnet downtime has fueled a bearish sentiment among users.  http://cooperate.gotssom.com/community/profile/domingachang57/ For a period of two years following the acquisition of the initial 51%, the Company will have the option to acquire a further 49% interest in the Mining Assets (for a total interest of 100%) for an additional payment, as to half in cash and half in common shares in the capital of the Company (the number of common shares to be determined in the context of the market), where the valuation of the Mining Assets is dependent on their net profit over a 12-month period immediately preceding the date on which this option is exercised, multiplied by a formulated multiplier. Concerns over deflationary spirals are not well-founded or supported by economists; supply and demand have always corrected deflationary events in bitcoin and fiat currency. A finite supply also makes Bitcoin a secure long-term store of value, comparable and in some cases more advantageous than gold.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Latest News

KMC resumes footpath expansion

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has resumed the work of expanding the pavement from the New Road gate to the...
- Advertisement -spot_img

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -spot_img