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Thread #162776   Message #3876280
Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Sep-17 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: 2017 Obit: Josie Sheáin Jeaic Mac Donncha
Subject: RE: Obit: Josie Sheáin Jeaic Mac Donncha
Extremely sorry to hear this Martin
We met up with him early this year when he attended the showing of the Film, The Irishmen at The Irish Film Institute in Dublin
Pat (my partner) was intrumenta in getting him invited to the event by the organisers when she informed him That Josie was still around and living in Carna
The film, a documentary of Irishmen who moved to London in the 1950s to work on the building sites and Josie was the continuing link - filmed first at home, then on the sites in London
A truely great film in which Josie played a key part
The BBC got cold feet when they saw the interviews of men talking about the conditions in the building trade and it was never shown in Britain on the media in Britain - its first appearance was in an obituary tribute when its producer, Phillip Donnelan died in the early 2000's on Irish television (TG4)
It serves as a great memorial to Phillip, to Josie and all the men who made 'the great journey' to Britain to look for work
Jim Carroll