Gregory Peck and his Irish Roots

by Joe McCabe

For me Gregory Peck was the consummate gentleman actor. So versatile and believable on the big screen and  firm and reliable as he doubtless was in real life too… Here in Ireland we are so proud of him… his achievements… that he worked and visited here so many times during his lifetime.

Here in Ireland, in our Centenary year of the Easter Rebellion in 1916 we are so proud of Gregory Peck’s  Irish roots and of his grandmother Catherine Ashe’s connection to Irish Easter Rising patriot Thomas Ashe. As for Gregory Peck… well, “Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.” ………….At God’s right hand let him be.


Joe McCabe, Ireland.