Looking for Church to film 1916 Reconstruction

Looking for Church to film 1916 Reconstruction

Postby judyforde » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:12 am

Dear All,

I am working as Production Manager for Tyrone Productions & we're currently producing a documentary series on the history of the Irish Missionary Movement.

We are trying to find an old Catholic church (preferably in the Leinster region) which might have enough of its original features intact that it could pass for 1916. The key criteria are as follows:

* Must look like it could be from 1916 - even if features have been replaced, if they are in the original style/look we could work with that.
* Must have a Confessional Box (again which could pass for 1916)
* Must be surrounded by some land/fields - we will need to film outside the church so cannot have modern telephone poles or cars etc in shot.

I realise this is a long-shot on this forum, but on searching for this church online, I kept coming across pictures of churches from this forum, so am hopeful someone might have an interest or expertise in this area.

Many thanks in advance,
Judy Forde
(Tyrone Productions
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Re: Looking for Church to film 1916 Reconstruction

Postby pavlov » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:51 am

Star of the Sea church in Mornington, Co Meath dates from the 1840s but was closed in the late 1980s. There's a graveyard behind it looking on to the Boyne. Haven't been inside in years but I'd imagine it's preserved as it was when it closed.
There use to be a confession box, as far as I can remember. The parish office at the new Star of the Sea Church in Mornington/Donycarney would have more info. Here's a link with pic - site might be too enclosed?

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Re: Looking for Church to film 1916 Reconstruction

Postby Pot Noodle » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:05 pm

There are a couple up past Hollystown Golf Pavilion Mullhudart direction not to far away
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Re: Looking for Church to film 1916 Reconstruction

Postby LOB » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:14 pm

Balscadden RC church

Saint Canice's R C Church,Damastown

Saint joseph's RC Church Ballymadun

Church of Ireland but still.....
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