RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Keys by Brendan Tiernan

its 1979 and a young school boy shirks his right of passage.

Keys by Brendan Tiernan


In the present day a man reads a newspaper article which stirs his memory and transports the listener back to North County Dublin in 1979 just before the Papal visit.  He recalls his final year of national school as he is tasked with a responsibility he doesn't want. As the play progresses he is challenged to change.

Narrator was Joe Taylor 
Jemmy Tiernan was played by Liam Carney
Boy was played by    Ian O’Reilly 
Ms Butler by Aileen Mythen
Lorna was Caitriona Ennis
Daithi was Rob Malone 
Fr Crowley was played by Declan Brennan 
Audrey was Seána Kerslake
Bobby was Cameron Simpson

Directed by Gorretti Slavin
Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds

1st TX 18 December 2016

Duration 43'25
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