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On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.
DRUID THEATRE Co's Garry Hynes, Galway based singer-songwriter Steven Sharpe, along with other Galwegians, feature in a new book about LGBT Irish lives and the impact of the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum.