Secondary School Event: God Has No Country – Performed by Donal Courtney

Friday 18th October, 2pm, Students €5/ Teachers Free

Actor Donal Courtney’s one man show God has no country tells the story of the ”Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican”; Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty, an Irish priest responsible for saving thousands of lives during World War II. The story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protected him from involvement in The War of Independence.  Told with humour and sensitivity, the play aims to bring the heroic deeds and achievements of this extraordinary man to a wider audience. The play has been included on the Junior Cycle curriculum for 1st year students, and is published as a dramatic text for the English Curriculum book Spirals by EdCo.