FESTIVAL 2021

Flor MacCarthy: A family on both sides

Fri Aug 6

A family on both sides of the 1921 Rosscarbery RIC barracks attack – Flor MacCarthy.

Mark Hennessy, News Editor of the Irish Times, will join Flor to discuss her family’s experiences and the wider context.

Flor MacCarthy is a broadcast journalist who presents political debates on Oireachtas TV (Irish parliamentary TV) interviewing politicians and academics in Ireland and abroad. A former news reporter and presenter with RTÉ, she contributed to a variety of current affairs and arts programming across the RTÉ schedule. Freelancing these days and with a passion for history, she has worked on several events in the Decade of Centenaries. Flor is from Skibbereen and lives in Dun Laoghaire.