Jimmy Gralton

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From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

Actor Donal O’Kelly and dancer Edwina Guckian, two of the organisers of the Jimmy Gralton commemoration in Effrinagh, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A “homecoming” celebration of the life of Jimmy Gralton, deported in 1933 after incurring the wrath of church and State, and made famous by Ken Loach’(...)

The cast of Jimmy’s Hall visiting the site of the original hall and the ruin of Jimmy Gralton’s home in Effrinagh, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

 Jimmy’s Hall Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Jul 26th-Sep 8th, 7.30pm (sat mat 2pm) €13-45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1932, at the beginning of de Valera’s Irela(...)

The show suggests that dancing really is Gralton’s cure for everything

At an early point in this handsome, lively and sonorous stage adaptation of Ken Loach’s recent film, one character relates an anecdote that is nowhere(...)

Jimmy’s Hall is a theatrical adaption of the screenplay written by Paul Laverty for the 2014 Ken Loach film.

The Abbey Theatre will stage its first ever premiere outside Dublin when it hosts Jimmy’s Hall in Co Leitrim. The play about Jimmy Gralton, the only(...)

Jimmy Gralton: suspected of being a Communist and was denounced by the Catholic Church

President Michael D Higgins has said that an apology is due to Jimmy Gralton the only Irish person deported by an Irish government. Speaking as he u(...)

Kieran Quinn is on a mission to find pianos. The former GAA county player, who helped Sligo win the Connacht final in 2007, is now perhaps even better(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

 March in summer: participating in the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The alfresco meal BIZARRE BLOOMSDAY BRUNCH Happenings, the organiser of pop-up events in Dublin and Limerick, is putting on a tea party(...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

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