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.

Episodes

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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.

0220060110

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

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.

0420060112

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

05 LAST20060113

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