The Source Arts Centre in Thurles will host a screening of ‘The Cormack Brothers’ on Thursday, October 9th at 8pm (tickets are priced at €7).
‘The Cormack Brothers’ was written and directed by Alan Brown and film on location in County Tipperary.
The film tells the story of two brothers who were wrongfully hanged in 1858 for the murder of a local land agent, setting in motion events fifty years on as Ireland fought for independence.
This is an emotional telling of the true story of the Cormack brothers, from Loughmore in Ireland, who were hanged in Nenagh jail. Fifty years on their bodies were exhumed and reburied in their home parish of Loughmore where they remain today.
Thurles resident and actress Jennifer Coote plays the character of Kitty Cormack, sister of the Cormack brothers.
“I found the role challenging as it’s very different to other roles I’ve played and deals with such serious issues. I really wanted to do it justice. I was nervous about it, but really enjoyed filming the Cormack brothers and getting to meet everyone. It was a brilliant experience.
‘Filming in original locations, usually in freezing conditions, helped to get into the character and have an idea of their hardship. Playing opposite Patricia King, who is from Loughmore, was great fun, she is a powerful actress. Also, the boys playing the brothers were outstanding. I would say giving birth on screen was the most difficult scene, but a very important part of the story,” Jennifer Coote said.
‘The Cormack Brothers’ and ‘The Minnittts of Anabeg’ will be released on DVD from October.