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    Hairy Jaysus

    Hairy Jaysus

    Drama on One this Sunday features the  radio version of Donal O Kelly’s play about the life and death of Francis Sheehy-Skeffington -  ‘pacifist, socialist, feminist, atheist’. Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, the pint-sized livewire dubbed Hairy Jaysus by his friend James Joyce, along with his wife Hanna relentlessly challenged the societal paralysis Joyce fled. A campaigner for Votes for Women and against recruitment for The Great War, he was jailed for sedition in 1915 and went on hunger-and-thirst strike until released. He was summarily executed in Portobello Barracks Dublin during the Easter Rising of 1916, having been arrested while trying to stop the looting. ...


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