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RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

A Family of Memories by Thomas Kilroy

In a Radio Version Directed by Patrick Mason

Playwright and novelist Thomas Kilroy reads from his memoir, in a radio version directed by Patrick Mason.

The radio piece revisits key episodes in the Kilroy family’s history, focusing on the War of Independence, the Civil War and the foundation of the Irish Free State. It follows the journey of the author’s father (also named Thomas Kilroy), from IRA membership in the War of Independence, to a ‘High Noon moment’ when, as a newly recruited policeman of the Free State, he faced anti-Treaty units in Callan.

Narrator: Thomas Kilroy

‘Mother’: Cathy Belton

‘Father’ and other voices: Joe Taylor

Additional Voices:  Aonghus McAnally, Fergus Carey, Richard Beirne and Cathal Murray.

Music: Denis Clohessy

Sound Supervision and Sound Design: Damian Chennells

Dramaturg: Jesper Bergmann

Producer for RTÉ: Kevin Brew

Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds