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Episode One: The Past

Amid Brexit, Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny new Irish passport and returns to her roots. What does it mean to belong somewhere and will the motherland welcome her with open arms?

Amid Brexit, comedian Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny, newly issued Irish passport and returns to her roots. In these tumultuous times, what does it mean to belong somewhere, and will the Motherland welcome her back into the fold with open arms?

In this episode, Zoe returns to Ireland in an effort to reconnect with the country where she spent the first few years of her life. Travelling for the first time as a legitimate Irish citizen, she speaks to her beloved Dad about their life there, visits the tiny fishing village of Dunmore East where her favourite past time was to frisbee dried cow pats with her cousins, and then onto Clonmel where it's back to school. Will her treasured memories of being taught by Nuns via an intercom match up with the present schooling system?

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4

28 minutes


Role Contributor
Performer Zoe Lyons
Writer Zoe Lyons


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