The Mad Islands is a radio play by Louis MacNeice. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio, Third Programme, on 04 April 1962. The play was inspired by MacNeice's interest in tales of ancient Irish voyages, particularly the legend of Maelduin[1].


On a quest to avenge his murdered father, Muldoon and his friends travel to strange islands. A surreal, fable-like adventure.


Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. MacNeice, Louis. The Mad Islands and The Administrator. Faber and Faber, London 1964

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