A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life

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In this new one-man show, Ultan Macken will bring people back through his life.
A younger son of Walter Macken the famous Irish writer. In the 1950s his father, Walter Macken was an actor with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
He had written three novels and two plays when he was invited to go on a 6-month tour of the USA with the M.J. Molloy play ” The King Of Fridays Men ” . His third novel, Rain On The Wind was published during that tour and he became a hot property in the USA.
He refused to go to Hollywood and instead bought a house in Oughterard where we were to live for the next 15 years
It was there that Ultan began to meet extraordinary people. Liam O’Flaherty came to visit and asked my father to dramatise, his novel
” The Infiorner ” fíor the stage.
Then in the mid-fifties we had a visit from Barbara Bel Geddes. She and her husband decided to live in Oughterard for a few, years. She actually returned to Hollywood during that time to film, ” Vertigo “. We gad a visit from Elia,Kazan the famous film director.
Ultan was heavily influenced by rock and roll and taught himself the guitar.
He studied Sciebce at University College Galway and then worked for the Sunday Press. There he met the famous folk singer, Pete Seeger.
He joined RTE in 1968 and began to broadcast on radio and television.
He met and interviewed many famous people,. He worked on the current affairs programme, 7 Dayd and The Late, late Show.
In the show ge will give the auduevfrx an account of his many experiences in his life.

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2024-07-25 @ 03:00 PM to
2024-07-26 @ 04:00 PM



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