This short film shows a delightful visit to West Cork where the holidaymakers – friends of Father Delaney – relax in the garden of Casey’s Hotel, take a boat to Garnish Island, bathe in the crystal clear waters and join in an impromptu group sing- song and a spur-of-the-moment céille.
Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest in Dublin in the 1930s and 1940s. He served mainly in Seán McDermott Street (then Gloucester Street), Rutland Street and Gardiner Street. His images of trips with his parishoners, tenement life, school children at play, religious processions, and scenes within the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Convent which housed a Magdalene Laundry provide us with a fascinating glimpse of life in inner city Dublin in the 1930s.
To see more of Jack Delaney Collection, click here.
With kind permission of Irene Devitt.