Today at Reen in West Cork, Bob Geldof recorded a special film for our 2022 Festival. He read aloud NM Cummins’ letter, one of the most well-known documents of the Famine period, and gave his thoughts on it, on Reen today and on famine more broadly. Our thanks to artist John Kelly for hosting Geldof and the Festival at this extraordinary place.
The film will be screened at our Festival next month as part of our reflections on 175 years since Black '47. There will also be contributions from John, and from academics Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne, Professor Melissa Fegan and Dr Charles Read. There are a few in-person tickets still available and live-stream tickets too - buy them here.