Bressie returns to Mullingar in the latest episode of Homeward Bound - The Gathering
09 October 2012
Don’t miss the second episode in a brand new RTE series, “The Gathering – Homeward Bound”, is on tonight at 7pm featuring Mullingar's Bressie.
The new series tells the story of how six of Ireland’s best known immigrants return to their home place, or a place they have close ties to, in order to help these communities prepare for The Gathering Ireland 2013.
Among the celebrities featured in the line-up are Trevor Brennan going back to Leixlip; Bressie returning to Mullingar; Jean Butler re-connecting with Westport; Brendan Grace returning to the Liberties; and Tadhg Kennelly, who is going back to his native Listowel.
Each well-known person will undertake a very personal journey where they will revisit places of particular significance to them, evoking an emotional and sometimes humorous response. They will also uncover the story of emigration from their home place, by meeting with local historians, visiting libraries and viewing church records.
Along the way they will help create connections between family and friends who have not seen each other for decades, putting flesh on the bones of what 'home' really means for the Irish scattered across the globe. Finally, each of the six will create a video invite to the world, asking them to return to the person's chosen town in 2013.
This is just one of a number of promotional activities being undertaken by The Gathering Ireland 2013. Be sure not to miss it – and in the meantime check out last week’s episode where Brendan Grace returns home to the Liberties in Dublin.