Arts & Culture

To Commemorate or Not to Commemorate?

Ahead of a commemoration ceremony taking place in Rathvilly, Co Carlow next Sunday, 31st October at 11am on the eve of the 101st anniversary of the execution of Carlow teenager, Kevin Barry, his grandniece Siofra O’Donovan writes:
“Why remember anything about our past, at all?

On today’s show, Síofra O’Donovan gives a unique insight into her grand uncle Kevin Barry, an 18 years old medical student executed in 1920 for his role in the war of independence. Síofra has written a biography of Kevin Barry, and her extensive knowledge of the young man and his life is second to none. Click headline/image to watch video.

In what is our first broadcast on M-Compass Media, Anna Kavanagh speaks with Enda Donnellan of Sovereignty Ireland in ‘Anna’s Kitchen Chat’. Anna and Enda talk about the meaning of sovereignty and the work of Sovereignty Ireland in bringing new and old ideas about health, wellbeing and change to the fore.