Dawn Bradfield is from Kilmurry, near Macroom, Co Cork, and stars in the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel, Asking For It, which returns to the Everyman in Cork tonight and continues until Saturday, October 5. The play then moves to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin from Oct 9-26.
Ireland will have to display confidence and strength in the face of Brexit and make sure that we do what needs to be done to ensure future growth and prosperity, economist Jim Power told the annual Michael Collins commemoration today at Béal na Bláth in West Cork.
IT is hard to know if the suggestion from New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio, that he might remove the statue of Christopher Columbus which has dominated Manhattan’s Columbus Circle since 1892, the 400th anniversary of the Genoese adventurer’s arrival in the Americas, is serious or not.
James Creedon, a journalist based in Paris for France 24, spent a year recording the memories of his elderly cousin, the last Irish missionary nun in Japan. As he turns the footage into a documentary, he tells her story.
The invasion of a lonely West Cork farmhouse by a group of armed men, a shooting, and the lucky escape of a family member are some of the ingredients of a family secret which has been kept under wraps for nearly a century — only to be revealed tomorrow.
Sonny O’Neill, the man believed to have killed Michael Collins at Béal na Bláth, described being there when applying for a military pension 13 years later — but said nothing about the gunfight or firing the fatal shot.
You can take the man out of the landscape, but you can’t take the landscape out of the man. That’s true of writer and film director Maurice O’Callaghan, who was born near Béal Na Bláth, West Cork, and has reflected its hauntingly beautiful countryside in his writings and films.
Recently, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech and the march to Washington which precipitated the successful campaign for civil rights, I was reminded of TP O’Mahony’s recent analysis of Michael Collins and his conclusion: ‘Let the Big Fellow rest in peace… because I’m convinced there is nothing left to say.’ (Irish Examiner Aug 26).