Cooking For Michael Collins

The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921.

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0120060109

It is 1917 and Pidgie is persuaded to join the women's branch of the republican movement, Cumman na Mban.

By Jane Purcell.

1/5. The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921. It is 1917 and Pidgie is persuaded to join the women's branch of the republican movement, Cumman na Mban.

Older Pidgie Rigney....Sorcha Cusack

Younger Pidgie Rigney....Niamh Cusack

Peg Rigney....Catherine Cusack

Maire Rigney....Jane Purcell

Constance Markiewicz....Joanna David

Kate Lyons....Colleen Prendergast

Mrs Lyons....Kate Binchy

Anne Cooney....Norette Leahy

Michael Collins....Finbar Lynch

O Neil....Dermot Crowley

Captain Drummond....David Thorpe

Interrogator....Jonathan Keeble

Harry Boland....Ben Crowe

Father O'Leary....John Burke

Soldier....Martin Maynard

Director Chris Wallis.

0220060110

Pidgie is asked to become housekeeper and guard to Michael Collins, currently lodging in Mespil Road, Dublin, under the name of O'Brien.

The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921.

By Jane Purcell.

2/5. Pidgie is asked to become housekeeper and guard to Michael Collins, currently lodging in Mespil Road, Dublin, under the name of O'Brien.

Older Pidgie Rigney....Sorcha Cusack

Younger Pidgie Rigney....Niamh Cusack

Peg Rigney....Catherine Cusack

Maire Rigney....Jane Purcell

Constance Markiewicz....Joanna David

Kate Lyons....Colleen Prendergast

Mrs Lyons....Kate Binchy

Anne Cooney....Norette Leahy

Michael Collins....Finbar Lynch

O Neil....Dermot Crowley

Captain Drummond....David Thorpe

Interrogator....Jonathan Keeble

Harry Boland....Ben Crowe

Father O'Leary....John Burke

Soldier....Martin Maynard

Directed by Chris Wallis.

0320060111

After the raid on Mespil Road, Pidgie cannot go back there.

She returns to her aunt's house in Clontarf, where she waits for the knock on the door.

The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921.

By Jane Purcell.

3/5. After the raid on Mespil Road, Pidgie cannot go back there. She returns to her aunt's house in Clontarf, where she waits for the knock on the door.

Older Pidgie Rigney....Sorcha Cusack

Younger Pidgie Rigney....Niamh Cusack

Peg Rigney....Catherine Cusack

Maire Rigney....Jane Purcell

Constance Markiewicz....Joanna David

Kate Lyons....Colleen Prendergast

Mrs Lyons....Kate Binchy

Anne Cooney....Norette Leahy

Michael Collins....Finbar Lynch

O Neil....Dermot Crowley

Captain Drummond....David Thorpe

Interrogator....Jonathan Keeble

Harry Boland....Ben Crowe

Father O'Leary....John Burke

Soldier....Martin Maynard

Directed by Chris Wallis.

0420060112

Arrested after the raid on her aunt's house in Clontarf, Pidgie is taken to the notorious Dublin Castle for interrogation.

The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921.

By Jane Purcell.

4/5. Arrested after the raid on her aunt's house in Clontarf, Pidgie is taken to the notorious Dublin Castle for interrogation.

Older Pidgie Rigney....Sorcha Cusack

Younger Pidgie Rigney....Niamh Cusack

Peg Rigney....Catherine Cusack

Maire Rigney....Jane Purcell

Constance Markiewicz....Joanna David

Kate Lyons....Colleen Prendergast

Mrs Lyons....Kate Binchy

Anne Cooney....Norette Leahy

Michael Collins....Finbar Lynch

O Neil....Dermot Crowley

Captain Drummond....David Thorpe

Interrogator....Jonathan Keeble

Harry Boland....Ben Crowe

Father O'Leary....John Burke

Soldier....Martin Maynard

Directed by Chris Wallis.

05 LAST20060113

A truce at last, but will it bring peace? And what will Pidgie do now the war is over?

The real life story of Pidgie Rigney - spy, gunrunner and cook to Michael Collins, leader of the IRA between 1918 and 1921.

By Jane Purcell.

5/5. A truce at last, but will it bring peace? And what will Pidgie do now the war is over?

Older Pidgie Rigney....Sorcha Cusack

Younger Pidgie Rigney....Niamh Cusack

Peg Rigney....Catherine Cusack

Maire Rigney....Jane Purcell

Constance Markiewicz....Joanna David

Kate Lyons....Colleen Prendergast

Mrs Lyons....Kate Binchy

Anne Cooney....Norette Leahy

Michael Collins....Finbar Lynch

O Neil....Dermot Crowley

Captain Drummond....David Thorpe

Interrogator....Jonathan Keeble

Harry Boland....Ben Crowe

Father O'Leary....John Burke

Soldier....Martin Maynard

Directed by Chris Wallis.