Stephen, Alan Rickman, Liam Niessen discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
Each travel with stephanie. Abrams on the line with me. Live from donegal and harvey's points and you can check them out at harvey's point dot com. But if you're too busy to jot it down and you don't remember later you can always go to s abrahams s a. m. s. dot net. And you will find links to the websites of all of our guests in the show notes and if you went to the podcast you find the same thing so you have linked their take your right over to their website. You can learn more so you were down. Nihil in tipperary was it. Is that what you said. I'm i'm originally from tipperary. But my previous property that i manage to as adults than a colony. And you were there. I was there for two and a half years than killarney. Dan and carey beautiful parts award as we all know. Oh yeah oh. Just ask jimmy dean and tell you so and you can see jimmy dean and people in the episode. I'm going to say maybe. Twenty one or twenty two. It's i think it's twenty one celebrating. Saint patrick's day and marconi ballybunion day in county kerry Jimmy's picture is part of the thumbnail. that is the little icon promoting episode. So what did you do before you were dell in the carney. Well before that i worked for group called hastings hotels face down. I know where the base tell me there in the north so that you work at i was in the sleeve. Donald resort when in magnificent newcastle county. Down yet twenty. Nine miles from belfast. Where is thus. We're we're What years were you there now. So i was there in my god where i was there i i moved from the sleet dowwnard to the collado hotel to sister property off fast. Was there the archbishop's house. So when will you heard. I was with the hastings group for a total of four years altogether and i was back in two thousand seventeen. I joined a group and i went to sleep. Donnart okay so. I don't i think any anything i well. I got to meet an interview. The general manager who followed john toner. And then all stephen meldrum yes. That's the name steven. Yes i worked with. Stephen okay well. I interviewed him. And i want to say that was two thousand fourteen and the reason i think. Maybe i'm wrong. Maybe it was later than that. It had to be later than that. It was the year. It was. The reason i'm saying fourteen. It was october fourteen. Whatever year it was never tell me anything you want me to forget by the way. Catch more people october fourteen. I can't tell you. What year was i have to go back and look part of age. O'cuiv who is aiming devil eras grandson. And if you don't know irish history people go look up. Oh better still. Don't look up. Go find the film michael collins. And the part of aim and devil era is played by. Alan rickman and the part of michael collins is played by liam niessen. And that will give you insights into what the troubles in ireland where they came from what they were all about and the formation and debut of the republic of ireland and the partition of six counties of ireland going into northern ireland in part of the uk and the rest of ireland being the republic. So go see the film. Michael collins but ayman de valera who was a past president of the republic of ireland and Michael collins who was a general of the ira the irish. republican army. Aiming devil is grandson aiming o'cuiv is a member of irish government. Tda from connemara in galway and he was speaking at the saint patrick's center in county down in downpatrick. And we when we were staying at the sleeve russell and kevin and we drove that night afternoon up to donegal Up to Downpatrick and county down and say the evening to see the presentation and whatnot and you can see parts of that in episode five of travel. Tv with stephanie. Abrams called celebrating. Saint patrick in northern ireland. You'll see aiming o'cuiv on the stage and he wears these little round spectacles which is exactly the kind his grandfather amo devorah would have worn and his features such think it's aiming standing on the stage it's really ghostly but in any event i interviewed howard as things i don't know how many times and the first time was in march of two thousand two and we've stayed the sleeve diner of times and the colliding and in fact we spent new year's eve Two thousand one at the colliding and got piped into dinner with the paper was grant and so you know i know howard as things and his wife phillipa pippa. And i actually. He asked me if i were arranged. A lovely place for him to stay in manhattan in october thousand and two when he and his wife were celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary and they both have birthdays in october. And they were both turning forty and that was two thousand and two next year will be twenty years since i played personal travel agent for him and called a friend who owns hotel and got him a gorgeous sweet for a week but yeah i mean well i know and interestingly when we got locked down for five months in ireland and twenty twenty between march sixteenth and july. We didn't get home until july twentieth. But between march sixteenth and july fourth. We were staying up the road that you would turn left at the corner Awful man so when you go on the eight to along the irish sea and you're going north and the irish sea is on your right and you're just north of larne northern ireland you'll come to ballygawley castle hotel which i don't know if it's still owned by the hastings group but it used to be and that road is karen castle road you make left and go to the top of the hill and that's on the corner is where the house was. We rented for all those months..