The Wild Geese's Blog – August 2015 Archive (9)

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 30 - September 5

The Hanging of Henry Joy McCracken by John Carey (1896). Ulster Museum.)

LUAIN --On August 31, 1767 Henry Joy McCracken, leader of the United…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 23 - 29

LUAIN -- On August 24, 1968, the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 16-22

Bernardo O'Higgins

LUAIN -- On August 17, 1778,…

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Director Ken Loach: Irish Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall'

The following Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, in two parts, is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade and news media. We are delighted to share these…

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Director Loach: IrIsh Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall,' Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2 of a Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade and news media. We are delighted to share these perspectives…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 9 - August 15

Josephine Bracken wearing traditional Filipino dress, 1896.

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 9, 1876,…

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Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 3, 'Dance Your Anger'

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 …

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 2 - August 8

DOMHNAIGH-- In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young Irish-American destined to one day be the first Catholic…

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