Dara Devaney, Sean Duggan, Aidan O'Hare, Conor Lambert, Eddie Mullarkey, Michael Judd & Michael O'Sullivan cast in Colm Bairéad's docu-drama "THE MAAMTRASNA MURDERS" which wrapped filming on May 12th..
The Maamtrasna case is a fascinating one, by turns infuriating and heart-breaking, and one which director Colm Bairéad (Genefiles multi-award winning docu-drama "CUMANN NA mBAN") and producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh are very eager to bring to the public's attention.
Three Irish speakers were condemned to death – in a language they did not understand – for the murder of a family in Maamtrasna in 1882 in a miscarriage of justice that resonates to this day.
Dara Devaney will play one of the accused ‘Maolra Seoighe’, Michael O’Sullivan will play Senior Barrister for the Defence ‘George Orme O’Malley’, Conor Lambert will play Crown Solicitor ‘George Bolton’, Michael Judd will play Attorney General of Ireland at the time ‘William Moore Johnson’, Eddie Mullarkey will play Solicitor for the Defence ‘Henry Concanon’, Aidan O’Hare will play Irish MP to Westminister ‘Tim Harrigton’, while Seán Duggan will play Tory radical ‘Randolph Churchill’ who was Winston Churchill's father.
Filming is taking pace in Connemara, Dublin wrapped on May 12th in Co. Mayo.