ILFD Podcast: Margaretta D'Arcy in Conversation with Jim Sheridan

Performer, writer, director and political activist, Margaretta D’arcy is a tireless and inspirational figure. She worked in theatre from the age of fifteen, first as an actress and then as an accomplished playwright, but it is perhaps as an activist that she is best known. Over the years her activism has taken many forms, from anti-nuclear campaigns to the H-Block protests in Armagh (an experience that inspired her book Tell Them Everything).

In May 2016, as part of International Literature Festival Dublin and in the wake of her latest campaign (against the use of Shannon Airport by US military planes), Ireland’s ‘Guantanamo Granny’ reflected on her extraordinary life in the company of Jim Sheridan, the acclaimed director of ‘My Left Foot’ and ‘In The Name of the Father’.