Sean Walsh

I live in Dublin, Ireland. Sometimes. Most times I live in my head, quite unaware of my surroundings – if you know what I mean… If you succeed in tracking Sean Walsh, please let me know, ok? I've been searching for him for years…

Paris: My First Visit

Published on Monday 29th January 2018 by Sean Walsh

Taken by a young Parisienne, passing by. I caught her eye, offering my camera and she duly obliged. Lovely. I was about to, to… when her boy friend appeared from nowhere. She frowned – I swear she frowned – shrugged… turned away… I followed her with my eyes as she walked beside him – noting poise, balance, curvature… Then turned...

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Finding My Way…

Published on Sunday 14th January 2018 by Sean Walsh

“Sometimes God brings a man into priestly or religious life in order to equip him, all the better, for a role in the world…” Not verbatim, I cannot remember the source but it was attributed to St Thomas Aquinas. A sentence I used when scripting my play, Assault on a Citadel, about a young curate troubled by celibacy, who goes...

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The Search for Xavier: Reviews

Published on Saturday 6th January 2018 by Sean Walsh

A glimpse of hidden turmoil that historians will need By Sean O’Conaill:  25 October 2015 Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase This play shows why art is needed – to go where history cannot: in this case into the internal impact of a ‘defection’ from the fortress church of Irish Catholicism in the 1960s. Xavier, a monk, has disappeared, but why – and what will...

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Conclave – Mark 2.

Published on Sunday 19th November 2017 by Sean Walsh

CONCLAVE, the new, shorter, tighter, faster-moving version is now available on etc. And all the better for my editing during the past several weeks – even if I say so myself! Set against the backdrop of the first Good Friday, the storyline is uncannily familiar – and relevant: the High Priest, Caiaphas, and his Inner Circle meet behind closed doors to...

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Catch Up

Published on Thursday 2nd November 2017 by Sean Walsh

Years ago when I worked in RTE as a Drama producer, a young and very shy Corkonian, Kieran Slyne, had just begun to work as a Sound Effects man in Studio 9. (Drama suite.)  I sensed his insecurity… softly, softly… we got on well…   Some time later he transferred to TV and we lost contact, went our different ways....

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