In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by …Continue
This little 138-page book taught me a lot about someone who is, arguably, one of the most important figures in Irish history. First of all, the picture of St. Patrick wearing a bishop's miter that we are all familiar with is erroneous. The Bishop's miter didn't come into use until…Continue
Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…Continue
The Irish Order of the Capuchin Friars came to Ireland in 1615. It was not until 1690, however, that their first friary was built. Over time, they moved to Cork where they established the friary house (which…Continue
As you enter the main gate of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, continue walking straight in and on the right side perhaps within 100 yards, you will find a monument, the burial place of Almirante Guillermo (Admiral William) Brown, the Irishman who is considered to be the…Continue
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Tomorrow is the last Sunday in July, and the day that pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. Has anyone in our group done the climb? Has anyone done it barefoot?
What was the experience like? Did you consider it a real pilgrimage or simply a mountain to climb?…Continue