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Searching For Daddly Dee: Drama on Newstalk

Desmond P Walls was on the passenger list of Aer Lingus flight 712 which went down at Tuskar Rock...

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22.00 23 Mar 2019


Searching For Daddly Dee: Drama on Newstalk



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22.00 23 Mar 2019


Desmond P Walls was on the passenger list of Aer Lingus flight 712 which went down at Tuskar Rock in 1968. There were no survivors. His son Dezy was 19 at the time. The solo play, Searching for DADDLY DEE is Dezy’s true story.

“At nineteen life was life. I mean every person who counted was alive, mother, father, all four grandparents, uncles, aunts. Daddy was larger than life. We had our differences, he and I, but he was still the biggest thing in my life. I was trying to discover who I was but I knew who he was. He was “the man” before that phrase was invented. He was wisdom. He was goodness. He was fun and even when he was harsh it was clearly because he loved me. I slammed the door of his car in fury one evening and he was gone. 

“I searched for him in London and in my dreams and nightmares. If it were to take a lifetime, I was determined I would find him." - Dezy walls


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