Crossing The Borders (Episode 2) - The Irish Catholic Church

Crossing The Borders (Episode 2) - The Irish Catholic Church

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Location

Gweedore, Maynooth

Year

1997

Date

Length

25min 05sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Northland Film Productions, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Film Productions

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Description

Presbyterian minister John Dunlop crosses to the south of Ireland, examining shifting and multi-faceted notions of identity and nationhood. In his meetings and conversations with a variety of individuals, he seeks to learn about the past, present and future of those who live on the other side of the border divide. 

In this episode, Reverend Dunlop explores the changing complexities of the Catholic Church and the challenges it faces throughout rural Ireland, visiting places of interest such as Maynooth College once the focal point of the Catholic Clergy in Ireland.  

Notes

Reverend John Dunlop, is a retired former Presbyterian minister. He has been one of the most significant figures in Irish Presbyterianism, from the latter-half of the twentieth century to the present day.

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI) 

A Northland production for UTV 

Contributors: Maureen McAteer, Professor Joe Lee (Cork Historian), Dr. John Bowman (Dublin historian), Professor Sean Freyne (Dublin Historian), Father Pat O'Brien, Sister Clare Murphy, Ingrid Ball.

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