The formal naming ceremony of the Patrick Cassidy Road, Claremorris by Mr Patrick Cassidy takes place on Friday May 20th at 2pm at the Mount Street Junction.
Patrick Cassidy was born in Claremorris in 1956. The Cassidy family lived on Convent Road in Claremorris. Patrick first came into prominence with the release of the ‘Children of Lir’ (the setting of the great legend), the first major symphonic work written in the Irish language. Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Tallis Choir, it remained at number one in the Irish Classical Charts for over a year.
Patrick has worked in many various formats, including TV, opera, and film, he has scored and collaborated on films and documentaries. Notable credits include Hannibal, Veronica Guerin, Confessions of a Burning Man, Salem’s Lot, King Arthur, Layer Cake, Che Guevara, Ashes and Snow, Kingdom of Heaven, The Front Line.