2011

 Bí Mó Mhamó


Bí Mó Mhamó  Episode Cliodhna - Lugh Films / Scannain Lugh Teoranta

B'Í Mo Mhamó Í 

Bí Mó Mhamó Episode Cliona - Lugh Films / Scannain Lugh Teoranta

B'Í Mo Mhamó Í 

Bí Mó Mhamó Episode Manchan - Lugh Films / Scannain Lugh Teoranta

 B'Í Mo Mhamó Í


“B'Í Mo Mhamó Í”
Produced by: Scannáin Lugh Teo
Series Producer: Clíodhna Ní Chinnéide
Directed by: Loic Jourdain & Rosie Nic Cionnaith

We all have/had a Grandmother, someone who, to most of us, was a little old lady who gave you embarrassing kisses, who sent the most awful knitwear on your birthday or for Christmas and was always proud of you no matter what!! Some Grandmothers however, had a parallel life away from personal life. They impacted on the lives of others historically, socially and culturally. Unfortunately, this parallel life went unknown to ignorant grandchildren until they were old enough to realize the fame held by their “Granny”.
“B’Í mo Mhamó Í” gives well known Irish characters the opportunity to delve into the “secret” lives of their Grandmothers. This emotional personal journey will find our participants searching out and locating the people impacted by their “Granny”. The aim is to discover how others perceived these mother figures and how their existence enhanced the lives of others. With the aid of archive, personal photos, home videos and narrative, each story will be told from the personal memories and perceptions of each participant alongside the views and recollections of outsiders.




Clár 1 Cormac De Barra- Róisín Ní Shé TX 19/02/2012
In the first episode of the series Cormac De Barra goes on a personal journey to get to know his Grandmother, Róisín Ní Shé, harpist, through the stories and memories of those who knew her during her life. Although Cormac knew Róisín well, what information will be revealed to him. A chance meeting with Mary O Hara emphasises the influence his Mamó had on others.
Directed by Rosie Nic Cionnaith


Clár 2 Úna Ní Chiosáin & Mairéad Ní Ghráda TX 26/02/2012
In the second episode of the series Úna Ní Chiosáin goes on a personal journey to get to know her Grandmother, Mairéad Ni Ghráda, broadcaster on 2RN, poet and playwright, through the stories and memories of those who knew her during her life. Úna was young when her Grandmother died and is eager to learn what effect Mairéad had on her peers. Her Mamó’s words are brought to life for her by Peadar Lamb.
Directed by Rosie Nic Cionnaith


Clár 3 - Manchán Magan & Sighle Humphreys TX 04/03/2012
Manchán Magan comes to terms with his granny, the radical revolutionary, Sighle Humphreys. He finds the tunnel she began digging in Kilmainham Gaol during the 3 years she spent in prison during the Civil War - 38 days of it on hunger strike. He explores his feelings about her militancy and confronts the rumours of her involvment with the Nazi party during the Second World War. On the Blasket Island Manchán learns of her first bid for freedom, and In the military archives he is confonted by the truth in the secret military intelligence files kept on his grandfather.
Directed by Loic Jourdain


Clár 4 Clíodhna Ni Chinnéide & Cáit “An Bhab” Feiritéar TX 11/03/2012
In the fourth episode of the series Clíodhna Ní Chinnéide goes on a personal journey to get to know her Grandmother, “Bab” Feiritéar, through the stories and memories of those who knew her during her life. Although “Bab” only passed away in 2005, Clíodhna learned that others knew her Grandmother in a completely different way to how she remembered her. How will she feel having learned that missed opportunity and her own stubborness prevented her from having a close relationship with her mamó?
Directed by Loic Jourdain


Clár 5 Deirdre Stuart & Caitlín Kingston (Brugha) TX 18/03/2012
In the final episode, Deirdre Stuart, daughter of Máire Nic Suibhne and Ruairí Brugha, goes on a personal journey to find out who her Grandmother, Caitlín Kingston Brugha was. Deirdre starts her journey where Caitlin’s life began in Birr and realises that her perception of her as a widow of Cathal Brugha with 6 children, was in contrast to the vibrant business and family woman her “Mamó actually was.
Directed by: Rosie Nic Cionnaith