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