Bob Jackson will be speaking about Dr Aidan MacCarthy during this year's West Cork Literary Festival. Bob first heard about Aidan while working in a pub in Cork city but when he travelled to Castletownbere, he was stunned to learn about the samurai sword given to Aidan by a Japanese commander. He convinced Adrienne and Nicola, Aidan's daughters, to search for more information on that Japanese commander and travelled to Japan to find his family. He produced the documentary A Doctor's Sword that was nominated for an IFTA in 2016.
Bob will be in conversation with Don O'Mahony in Bantry Library on Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 1 p.m. Don is a Cork-based arts and music journalist and a senior programmer with the Cork Film Festival.
Admission is free. Click here for more.
Two days after his WCLF talk, Bob will head to the UK where Aidan MacCarthy is being honoured at RAF Honington – click here for more.