27 - 30 June 2024

The Kidnapping of Don Tidey

Ronan McGreevy and Tommy Conlon

Venue: Kells Theatre – Eirgrid Stage

November 1983. It is early morning in suburban south Dublin. Businessman Don Tidey is snatched from his car and the IRA has its latest kidnap victim. Weeks later he is tracked down to an isolated Leitrim wood, but in saving Tidey’s life a recruit garda and a soldier lose theirs.

The Kidnapping is a brilliantly reported account of this landmark event by two accomplished journalists and Leitrim natives - Ronan McGreevy and Tommy Conlon. They provide a chilling account of the lead-up to Tidey’s abduction, the massive manhunt that followed, his bloody rescue, the botched attempts to capture his abductors and the devastating fall-out – personal and national – that followed.

Price €10
 
The Kidnapping of Don Tidey