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Re: The Irish Thread

Post by Kitkat on 3rd May 2018, 11:49

Jamboree wrote:
The highlight of my first time in Dublin, on holiday as a kid when we stayed at my grandma's house in Cabinteely, was counting the steps as we climbed round and round the inside of the Pillar to reach the top where we enjoyed a spectacular view of the whole of Dublin and the surrounding mountains.

I didn't know you had an Irish connection, Jamboree. Very Happy  

Cabinteely.  I know it well!  Not terribly far from where I lived in Newtownmountkennedy.  The bus into Dublin passed right through the main street in Cabinteely.  My secondary school was in Bray (Loreto Convent), about half way between the two.  Bray is in Co. Wicklow.  Once you passed through the main street in Bray, the far end was the beginning of Dublin county.

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Re: The Irish Thread

Post by johnveggy on 26th July 2018, 21:08

Kitkat wrote:This World
Ireland's Lost Babies


First shown on BBC2: 17 Sep 2014 - Duration 59 mins  

Watch on BBC iPlayer  - Available for  [no longer available to watch]

In 2013 the movie Philomena was shown in cinemas across the world and earned four Oscar nominations. The film was based on the true story of Philomena Lee, who was forced by the Catholic Church to give up her illegitimate son for adoption, and detailed her journey with journalist Martin Sixsmith to find her child 50 years later.

In the weeks and months after the film went out, Martin was contacted by other mothers who had their own stories to tell. Now, Martin Sixsmith goes on a journey to investigate the Irish Catholic Church's role in an adoption trade which saw thousands of illegitimate children taken from their mothers and sent abroad, often with donations to the Church flowing in the other direction. In Ireland and in America, Martin hears the moving stories of the parents and children whose lives were changed forever and discovers evidence that prospective parents were not properly vetted - sometimes with tragic consequences.
 

The above documentary is no longer available, but you can watch the film 'Philomena' here:
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Re: The Irish Thread

Post by Kitkat on 27th July 2018, 08:19

johnveggy wrote:
The above documentary is no longer available, but you can watch the film 'Philomena' here:
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WARNING: Please note that I have deleted the link supplied by new member johnveggy in the above post.

By all means, 'Philomena' is a film I would highly recommend for people to watch, BUT - there are many links put up on YouTube etc leading to downloads/streaming to view the film. These links are to be avoided, as there is no guarantee of their security or authenticity.

The film has been broadcast on several occasions on TV in recent times. My advice would be to wait until it comes on the telly again and definitely watch it then - in a safe and secure environment. (Last shown on BBC2 on Sat 24 Feb 2018 @ 22:00).
If it becomes available to watch again on BBC iPlayer for a limited period, that IS a safe and legitimate environment:

Currently:
This programme is not currently available on BBC iPlayer
Philomena (1 hour 31 mins)

Drama recounting the true story of Philomena Lee, a Catholic woman who gives birth out of wedlock in 1950s Ireland. Abandoned by her family, she is forced to live in an abbey, where the nuns sell her infant child for adoption. Philomena keeps her secret for fifty years, before eventually enlisting the help of jaded journalist Martin Sixsmith in tracking down her estranged son.
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Who gives a .... Let's have a hooley!

Post by Kitkat on 6th August 2018, 15:50

Ah sure, who cares if the flight is delayed ... any auld excuse for a bit of a session ...

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The craic was good in Cricklewood and they wouldn't leave The Crown ....

Post by Kitkat on 11th October 2018, 12:40

'The craic was good in Cricklewood'



and it still is ...  Very Happy    'The Crown' mentioned in the build-up to the song above, is still going strong, though it's a bit more refined nowadays (thank goodness!) - cos a few of us of the family that are living here in England will be going there for our Christmas Day dinner this year.  (Lunch actually, but we still call it dinner  pirat ) :

Christmas at The Crown

    Current date/time is 21st October 2018, 04:42