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Feb 21 2020

Tintown - looking at the IRA in the forties

Acclaimed play on IRA internees in the Curragh comes to the Town Hall Theatre

THE IRA in the 1940s was an organisation in search of a purpose, which made some horrendous decisions, such as the Coventry bombing in 1939 or the actions of those elements who collaborated with the Nazis.

The de Valera government was in no mood to tolerate the IRA any longer and members were interned in the Curragh during WWII, and a number of IRA members were executed, including the chief of staff, Charlie Kerins. However, the IRA was a more complex and ideologically diverse organisation in that period than is often understood, and this complexity will be examined in a play coming to the Town Hall Theatre.


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