Jimmy’s Hall at the Abbey

  James Gralton, the true story of the only Irish man deported from his own country. We went to see the stage adaptation of the Ken Loach film, Jimmy’s Hall in the Abbey theatre last week. ย The play is directed by Graham McLaren with Richard Clements starring as Jimmy and Lisa Lambe as Oonagh. The opening scene set in 1932, sees the title character, Jimmy … Continue reading Jimmy’s Hall at the Abbey

Tom Crean Kerry pub

Journey to the South Pole

On a recent trip to Kerry, we decided to visit the village of Annascaul. The main reason was to visit the pub once owned and run by the famous Irish Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean and to visit his grave site. I think I first became aware of Tom Crean, from the iconic Guinness Ad from 2002 and the newspaper reports about Tom’s life. A few … Continue reading Journey to the South Pole

Guerilla Days in Ireland play

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // We went to see the play Guerilla Days in Ireland at the Olympia theatre last night. The play is based on the book by Tom Barry, who was a soldier in the British army, who fought in the first World War. ย He then came home and joined the Irish volunteers and became the Guerilla leader of a flying column in West Cork, which … Continue reading Guerilla Days in Ireland play