Dear Mother film

Dear Mother, written by Kevin Hughes.
This film is set during the Irish Civil war in 1922 and tells the tragic true story of John Murphy and John Phelan who were executed on 29th December in Stephens Barracks, Kilkenny. It explores the relationship between one of the condemned men, John Murphy, and his prison guard, Tom. Before his impeding execution they slowly begin to understand each other and become friends.

This initiative is part of the Kilkenny County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022 and is supported by the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. To view the film, go to