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The hit podcast ‘West Cork’ named in Time Magazines Top 50 Podcasts is coming to The Lime Tree Theatre for a special performance

West Cork Podcast special event to take place in the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

The hit podcast ‘West Cork’ named in Time Magazines Top 50 Podcasts is coming to the Lime Tree Theatre for a special performance

‘West Cork’, the podcast which explores the mysterious murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and the impact it had on the West Cork community, has gripped audiences around the world.  

“Not going to keep tweeting about how good #WestCork podcast is. You either believe me or you don’t.” Louis Theroux. 

The podcast founded by journalist, Sam Bungey and documentary producer, Jennifer Forde has brought new questions to light surrounding Ms. Toscan du Plantier’s death and new perspectives on this tragic event.  

“The show’s real strength is establishing a sense of place. The hosts beautifully communicate how a tragedy can impact a town and its people in devastating ways.”  – TIME  

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Founders, Sam and Jennifer pictured.

The investigations have not stopped and neither have the developments. Join Sam and Jennifer at the Lime Tree Theatre Limerick, to uncover and explore more about “West Cork”s mysterious murder. 

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was married to busy French film mogul, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, and so decided to buy a holiday home in Ireland as a place of retreat.  

In 1996, only two days before Christmas, Ms. Toscan du Plantiers body is found badly beaten and dead just metres from her Cork home. 

Cork journalist Ian Bailey is arrested multiple times for the murder of Toscan du Plantier but is released on all occasions. 

“West Cork is the new Serial. It may even be better.” – India Knight, The Sunday Times. 

The live podcast will take place Sunday, October 13.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.