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John-Paul McCarthy: Silent witness to West Cork's grim and bloody history

I thought TG4's programme on Tom Crean, Ciarraioch san Oighear, was going to be the most moving Irish language programme of the month. But RTE's profile of Corkman Canon George Salter, An Tost Fada, (The Long Silence) knocked me for six.

Listening to Salter explain the melancholy fate of his family in lyrical Irish, I thought of a couple of things.

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