Super 8 Stories: The Pope in Ireland

Details

Location

Derry, Drogheda

Year

1979

Source

BBC NI

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

03min 59sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Seamus Mallon

Rights Holder

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Seamus Mallon

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Description

Seamus Kelly and his son Eddie recount how their family travelled down from Northern Ireland for the historic visit of the new Pope, John Paul II, on his appearance in Drogheda in 1979. This clip appeared in Series 1, Programme 3 of Super 8 Stories.

Notes

The Pope visited Ireland 29 September to 01 October 1979. The footage here is of his appearance in Drogheda on 29 September. This was a momentous event as it was the first visit by a Pope to Ireland.

Shot List

Priests and crowds gathering outside at Drogheda. Helicopters and Papal helicopter arriving. 'Popemobile' driving through the crowds with Pope performing blessings.

Credits

Narrator - Maire Jones; Camera - Michael Quinn; Sound - Sion Kerr, Gregg Bailey; Music Consultants - Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Production Accountant - Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant - Tammy Moore; Graphic - Alan Perry; Dubbing - One Zero Zero; Online Editor - Johnathan Fetherstone; Researcher - Ronan Feely; Archivist - Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer - Jenny Waugh; Executive Producers - Deirdre Devlin, Michael Hewitt; Editors - Greg Darby, Henry Wood; Producer - Diarmuid Lavery; Director - Brian Henry Martin

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