Donal reaches a magical century on home turf

Donal Courtney on stage with his one-man show God Has No Country

GIFTED Killarney actor Donal Courtney will stage his 100th performance of his gripping one-man play on the life and times of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty before a home audience.

Following on from a series of national and international dates including Singapore, Malta and North America, he will be bringing it all back home to Killarney on February 14 with a performance in the INEC Acoustic Club.

Donal in the role of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty

God has no country tells the story of Monsignor O’Flaherty’s war-time exploits in Rome and it focuses on his struggles as he and his colleagues set about the task of protecting those in need from the German occupancy of Rome.

The story is told from the monsignor’s point of view and it is a power-packed study of the torment and difficulty in the decisions he undertook in his fight for justice. This is re-enacted through the use of storytelling and various characterisations.

The play is a dramatisation of actual events and while careful research has been carried out in its creation, as a dramatic work certain licence has been taken.

Donal is a very accomplished actor and it closely lined to the Gaiety School in Dublin as well as playing important roles in several stage and screen productions. He is the son of the late Michael and Sheila Courtney from Ardshanavooley, Killarney.

Tickets on sale now from www.inec.ie or 064-6671555.

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