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Damn you, Blakey.

Red Hugh O’Donnell

Simancas Castle?

Simancas pic: Wikipedia
Top right: Red Hugh by Maurice Harron in Donegal

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The life of ferocious, flame-haired Irish Prince Red Hugh O’Donnell is explored this evening by Neil Delamere in episode two of Holding Out For A Hero.

Including a re-enactment of Hugh’s pantaloon-clad escape from Dublin Castle in January 1592.

Hugh was to later lose two toes on the Nitelink his way to Wicklow.

Good times.

Holding Out For A Hero tonight at 9pm on RTÉ2.

Thanks Sarah Neville