July 26, 2021
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Special screening of film about Waterford man who fought with Kurds in Syria

A special screening of a locally-produced documentary about a young man from West Waterford who volunteered with Kurdish forces in Syria to fight against ISIS will take place in Dungarvan later this month.

Óglach Rojava will be shown for the first time at 7pm on Saturday, November 30 at at Kirby Central Studio in Dungarvan.

Morgan Mansfield, from An Sean Phobal, travelled to the war-torn region in 2017 and saw active service in the fight against ISIS and in defence of Kurdish cities and communities. Morgan (pictured above in Syria) will introduce the screening and answer questions afterwards.

A number of Irish paramedics and medical personnel are still active in Syria at the moment working with Kurdish humanitarian organisations in the wake of the Turkish invasion last month. This event will raise funds to support their work and to help provide essential equipment and material to the Kurdish Red Crescent.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Cllr Conor D. McGuinness on 087 934 5603. 

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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