The Lad from Laghy by Michael Harnett
A soldier-and-his-sweetheart story is an evergreen subject, and makes for easy listening on the longest evening of theyear, as the bonfires blaze on St. John's Night along the Atlantic coast from Ballyferriter to Buncrana.
Ruth McGill is Aggie, a Donegal draper's assistant in a precarious wartime romance with an English air-force officer stationed across the border during the Emergency. It's 1942, the warmest summer on record, with the mercury still rising as the hay is saved in an endless heat-haze; but ancient grievances and the tragic hurts of history are about to be galvanized all over again.
With Sam McGovern, Rosaleen Linehan, and Joe Taylor. Produced by Aidan Mathews.
1st TX Sunday 24th June 2018
1st Repeat Sunday 7th April 2019