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Filming at Grange Graveyard: Evelyn O’Rourke TG4, Jeanette Greenway, Mary Cogan, Peta Greenway and myself.

We had a very exciting  and exhausting time in the filming of the first section of Tar Anhaile which will be a documentary on TG4 this coming Autumn.  Our (North Kerry Reaching Out) section will tell the story of the search for the background of Bridget Ryan who was one of the first lot of girls who were sent from Listowel Workhouse in 1849 on the Thomas Arbuthnot, to Sydney.  Her Great Great Grand daughter Julie Evans came to Ireland to take part in the filming and the final recording will take place in Sydney this coming August.  I won’t spoil the mysteries attached to Bridget –  all will be revealed in the documentary but here are some of the images from the filming of the event.

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Starting out on the first day’s filming with Mary Cogan (Listowel Connection blog) and Evelyn O’Rourke (Presenter TG4)

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Signing my ‘contract’ for one euro!

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Aine trying to get my Gaelige up to scratch. A clash of cultures here though, Aine with her Connemara Irish and me féin with my Munster Irish

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Filming set up at Limerick City Library, The Granary, Limerick where we found such an interesting news item on Lanty in the Limerick Chronicle 1837

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At Laurel Hill Convent with Sr. Eileen, who was a mine of information on the ‘French Nuns’ arrival in Limerick and her own background in County Limerick as a past pupil of FCJ Bruff.

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Getting tired (not to mention freezing cold) of the film star’s life. Tomás, our Director from Red Pepper Productions gives us last minute instructions.