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23/01/19 'Codebreaker' The True Story of an Irish Librarian who helped turn the tide of WW2,

Code Breaker


Donegal County Museum invites you to join us on Saturday 26th at 2pm to hear Marc McMenamin, talk about 'Codebreaker', the thrilling true story of Richard Hayes, the Librarian and mathematician who helped turn the tide of World War II.


Richard Hayes the Director of the National Library was a gifted polymath and cryptographer, who  was recruited by Irish Military Intelligence (G2) during the Emergency. Described by MI5 as “having gifts that amounted almost to genius” and the American Office of Strategic Services as “a colossus of a man”, he covertly led a team of cryptanalysts during WW2 as they worked on the infamous “Görtz Cipher” – a Nazi code that had stumped some of the greatest minds at Bletchley Park.


All welcome, suitable for adults and young people. Admission is free.


The speaker and author of the book, Marc McMenamin is originally from Ballyshannon. He is  an author, documentary maker and teacher.

He has produced a number of award winning radio documentaries. Codebreaker is Marc’s first book.


For information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny 074 9124613 E [email protected]

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