MARY JANE MURRAY JOYCE - a frail, pretty woman in her late 40s.
KATHLEEN MURRAY - a wide-eyed, blonde, Irish beauty.
MRS. JOSEPHINE MURRAY - a large, buxom woman.
WILLIAM MURRAY - a stout, self-satisfied man in his 60s.
STANISLAUS JOYCE - age ranges from 20s to mid 30s.
MR. D'ARCY - Red-haired, pug-faced, outgoing.
JIMMY JOYCE - Act one, Teenager.
JAMES JOYCE - Act two, mid-20s.
JOHN JOYCE - mid to late 50s.
MR. HOLOHAN - arrogant, pugnacious, in his 50s.
MR. FITZPATRICK - an elfin man in his 70s.
RILEY - a musician.
FATHER CONMEE - the Rector of Clongowes School.
STANTON - good-natured upperclassman.
MR. DEMPSEY - a church deacon.
GALLAGHER - flashy, man-about-town.
MISS PARKER - thinn-lipped spinster.
MR. ALLEYNE - snobbish, book-keeping office manager.
BROTHER KENNY - young Christian brother.
CELIA - uneducated country girl.
BARTENDER - genial, competent man who knows his place.
MAN (STRANGER) - middle-class grocer.
PRIEST (CAPUCHINE) - an over-worked, disillusioned parish priest.
BUTCHER BOY - tough, arrogant, guttersnipe.
SHEEHY - Penny-pinching slum lord.
MATT CALLAHAN - young party hack.
OLD JACK - a caretaker and political sycophant.
HENCHY - a political hack and yes man.
MIKE O'BRIEN - simple country boy.
WOMAN SINGER - red-haired, drinking woman.
DOWN - business-like owner of a high class pub.
DODD - drinkin friend of James.
YOUNG WOMAN - kitchen maid.