Mothers of Modern Ireland

The final countdown...

2nd August 2008

Last Lady Found Yes it is true we now have 32 ladies to take part in the film. It was a huge relief to finally confirm our last lady who happens to be from Donegal. When I think back to our time in London in pre production I have to admit that I have always been a little scared of not findind all the ladies but I am by nature optimistic and the people of Ireland have really gone out of their way to help us get this story out there. There is no doubt that all the team have out in huge effort into this project but it is really humbling to realise how much we rely on the good will and kindness of complete strangers , it really would give you hope. I am now enjoying a day off in beautiful Donegal and although it is raining the mist only adds to the atmosphere. We now have only four ladies to meet and then the real fun begins: transcribbing and editing over 70 hours of footage. I should enjoy the day light as I feel I may not see much of it once we hit the editing suite.

- Shane