Arena Monday 11 August 2014
coming up on Monday's show.....William Ryan sets his latest novel “The Constant Soldier” in a retreat camp for the SS during World War II, star of "Captain Fantastic" Viggo Mortensen, the 50th anniversary of the Bay City Rollers and a preview of new tv crime mini-series “The Night Of”
The Colleen Bawn Trials
In the autumn of 1819, the remains of Ellen Hanley were found at Kilrush. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age and only recently married. Her husband subsequently went on trial for her murder.
A new play presents a contemporary exploration of this quintessential Limerick story.
‘The Colleen Bawn Trials – the true story of Ellen Hanley’ is directed by Joan Sheehy, who talks to Sean from the Limerick studio.