In December 1974 there was an air of excitement in Millstreet as filming for part of the movie “In this House of Brede” took place at Drishane Castle. Adapted by James Costigan from the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede stars Diana Rigg (of the Avengers fame) as a widowed, fortyish business executive in search of a more meaningful life. She turns her back on the world of commerce and capitalism to enter a strict order of Benedictine nuns at Brede Abbey. Here, the peace of mind that Rigg seeks remains elusive, especially when her fidelity to her vows is questioned by the younger novices. Filmed on location at genuine convents in London and Ireland, In This House of Brede premiered February 27, 1975.
Above is a ten minute shortened version of the film, while below are some photos, and interesting extracts from newspapers. [read more …] “In this House of Brede”
MOORE (Millstreet): On December 10, 2014, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, ELIZABETH (nee Kelleher), Liscreagh, wife of the late John, loving mother of Katryn and Rita, sister of Mort Kelleher (Broms- grove, UK), Mary Watts (Perth, Australia), the late Rita Ash (Darlington, UK), the late Timmy Kelleher (USA). Sadly missed by her loving daughters, her adored grandchildren Louise (Pierce) and Céire (Cranmer), her brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing on today, Thursday, in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Friday, at 10am, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery.
Join us here in Aubane at Aubane Community Centre this Friday 12 December for our Annual Aubane Community Mass & Party. It will begin with Mass, followed by a night of great entertainment from a local trad group and the very popular Millstreet Community Singers. All are welcome. If you would like a sponsorship card for this years xmas day cllimb up Mushera you can get one from Sonya O’Riordan or John F Kelleher 086 1942161. This year the proceeds go to Aubane Community Alert.
– more details on the Aubane Page