Krown Films will present a screening of ‘The Cormack Brothers’ (directed by Alan Brown) in the Moyne Community Hall on February 13th (€10) at 8pm and in the Loughmore Hall on February 14th at 8pm (€8).
After the famine in Ireland two Catholic brothers were hanged for the murder of a Protestant land agent John Ellis. Though subsequently proved to be innocent, the pressure to find a murderer at the height of the investigation was so strong that witnesses were paid to testify against the brothers. Some fifty years later their bodies were exhumed and reinterred in their home village of Loughmore.
According to Alan Brown “after a screening for our Nenagh-based feature ‘The Minnitts of Anabeg’ I was approached by residents of Loughmore to make a film based on the story of the Cormack Brothers. It was a story I had researched, reading articles in the Nenagh heritage centre and historical accounts, and definitely a story that had to be told.
“It was a leap of faith to start with no budget, but Lisheen mine was very generous and made a donation which solved so many problems.
“There is no doubt this wouldn’t have been made without the local support. The film will screen for the cast and crew on February 12th.
The Nenagh Arts Centre will also host a screening on February 21st (8pm).