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‘Have a good life’ – Hannibal composer’s message to Shannon students

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WORLD famous film score, choral and orchestral composer Patrick Cassidy spent over 10 years in Shannon before going on to international acclaim.

The St Patrick’s Comprehensive School past pupil composed the music score for Veronica Guerin, Hannibal and King Arthur, among others.

In a special online interview, Patrick chatted with Comp teacher Clodagh O’Hara about his time as a student in Shannon.

Patrick lived in Drumgeely and his dad ran a pharmacy in the shopping centre. His father was also the President of the Chilean Refugee Committee.

Patrick shared a message for the Leaving Cert Class of 2020: “Congratulations and make your parents and your teachers proud. Go out into the world and have a good life. Enjoy it.”

Watch the full interview here.

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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