Remembering Larne film maker, singer and writer Richard Hayward

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In this week’s Larne Times we are launching a historical series on the life of one of Larne’s most famous sons as an exhibition is held at Larne library to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

Singer, actor and travel writer Richard Hayward was one of Ireland’s best-known cultural figures of the early twentieth century.

However, since his death in 1964 he has faded from view, a situation which the BBC’s Archive Exhibition is seeking to redress.

Speaking at the event was author Paul Clements, who has recently launched his new book ‘Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward, 1892-1964.’

In this week’s Larne Times, read about how Hayward’s childhood in Larne influenced his future career and sparked a life-long love affair with Ireland.

And in forthcoming editions of the Larne Times, read about Hayward’s broadcasting and film career on the BBC and films such as A Night to Remember, his famous admirers including The Quiet Man’s Maureen O’Hara, and the songs he recorded with singer Delia Murphy for HMV and Decca.

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