Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tommy Tiernan to host an evening with Roddy Doyle at St Patrick's Cathedral

All proceeds will go to Fighting Words charity

Tommy Tiernan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photo Agency
Tommy Tiernan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photo Agency
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Tommy Tiernan will host an evening with the legendary Roddy Doyle for a special charity event in November.

Ireland's top comedian explore the author's use of satire and comedy to champion outsider voices in Irish society with the man himself on Thursday November 29 at 8pm and all proceeds from the night will be donated to Fighting Words.

Fighting Words is an Irish charity which provides mentoring in creative writing to children and teenagers from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The event will coincide with the release of Roddy Doyle's first film in more than 17 years.  Rosie, starring Sarah Green and Moe Dunford, releases in Ireland on October 12.

Roddy Doyle. Photo: Mark Condren
Roddy Doyle. Photo: Mark Condren

The evening is part of the Jonathan Swift Festival 2018.

‘The Power of Comedy - Tommy Tiernan in conversation with Roddy Doyle' will take place in St. Patrick's Cathedral on Thursday, November 29th at 8pm.

Tickets are €25 and can be purchased from the festival’s website www.jonathanswiftfestival.ie/

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