Acclaimed 'West Cork' podcast to hold live show in Cork

Acclaimed 'West Cork' podcast to hold live show in Cork
'West Cork Live' is coming to St Luke's on April 24.

THE hugely successful true-crime podcast West Cork will hold a live show in St Luke’s this April. 

Hosted by The Good Room, presenters of the acclaimed podcast, journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian, Jennifer Forde will take to the stage of the popular northside venue on Friday, April 24 for a live show.

The 13-part podcast delves into the tragic story of Frenchwoman, Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered shortly before Christmas in 1996. 

Her broken body was discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, but the case has never been solved.

West Cork speaks to a number of key figures relating to the case, most notably Ian Bailey. 

Mr Bailey was arrested twice as part of the garda investigation into the murder but was never charged in Ireland with the crime. 

The podcast also features interviews with Marie Farrell, who was originally thought to be a key witness. 

In 2005, she withdrew her statement in which she said that she had seen Ian Bailey at Kealfadda Bridge, near the murder scene on the night Sophie was killed.

Eoghan O'Sullivan with 'West Cork' creators Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde at the Live Event last October, which was part of Cork's inaugural Podcast festival. 
Eoghan O'Sullivan with 'West Cork' creators Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde at the Live Event last October, which was part of Cork's inaugural Podcast festival. 

The case continues to evolve with new developments, most recently last December when Mr Bailey was arrested after the High Court endorsed an arrest warrant seeking his extradition to France for the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier. 

The warrant was issued by France after Mr Bailey was found guilty in his absence earlier this year of the murder of the Frenchwoman. 

Mr Bailey has always argued his innocence.

The recent developments in the case will be discussed during the live show, as Sam Bungey outlines.

"After 22 years there has finally been a criminal trial over Sophie's murder, but it was no ordinary trial and it's not at all clear what it will lead to. 

"We sat in the courtroom in Paris recently as Ian Bailey was convicted of the murder, in absentia. 

"We'll be talking about what that trial means, along with other developments, as we gather research for new episodes," he said.

Tickets cost €27 + booking fee and will go on sale tomorrow from Ticketmaster.ie, tht.ie and uTicket.ie

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