Wednesday 26 April 2017

The condom train is our story, including its misguided folly

A musical about the notorious contraceptive train which ran from Belfast to Dublin in 1971 and is to open next week in Dublin
A musical about the notorious contraceptive train which ran from Belfast to Dublin in 1971 and is to open next week in Dublin
Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

It's something of an irony that at a time when repealing the 8th Amendment on abortion is the current feminist campaign (and women are being urged by campaigners to celebrate their abortions with a hashtag 'ShoutYour Abortion') the issue which has returned in entertainment form is the condom.

Yes, a musical entitled 'The Train' has for its theme that notorious contraceptive train which ran from Belfast to Dublin in 1971 and is to open next week in Dublin.

I participated in that original stunt, but I have declined any further connection with the performance in question and chosen not to appear on any radio or television programme associated with it.

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