An Saol ó Dheas

Helen Ní Shé Image Name: Helen Ní Shé Description: Helen Ní Shé Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Elaine Kennedy

Iarracht ar chleamhnas a dhéanamh di faoi ndeara do Bhríd Ní Mhuircheartaigh ón Muirígh i gCorca Dhuibhne tabhairt faoi Shasana i 1964.  Tháinig scéala an tigh go raibh fonn ar fhear nach raibh aon aithne aici air í a phósadh. Tháinig anbhá uirthi agus dúirt sí go raibh sé chomh maith aici bóthar a bhualadh mar nach raibh aon chuimhneamh aici ar dhul i gceangal cleamhnais.  Tá a saol caite i Londain ó shoin aici.  Is ann a bhuail sí le Vince Harty ó Dhún Géagáin i nGaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh, thiteadar i ngrá agus phósadar.  Tá a saol caite i mbun tithe tábhairne i Londain acu – an Tallyho, an Windsor Castle, an Spotted Dog i Willesden agus is leo go foil an Rising Sun atá láimh le Ard Eaglais Naomh Pól.  Sa chlár seo inniu, cuireann sí síos do Helen Ní Helen ar a saol le 50 bliain anuas i Londain Shasana.

Bríd Ní Mhuircheartaigh from Muirígh in Corca Dhuibhne in the Kerry Gaeltacht left home for England in 1964 after learning that there was a local man who had an interest in marrying her.  Bríd had no intention of marrying a man she had never met, and had no interest in an arranged marriage.  She has spent her life living in London ever since, where she met and married Vince Harty, also from Kerry.  They ran several pubs, including The Tallyho, The Windsor Castle, The Spotted Dog in Willesden and the Rising Son, which they still own.  In this programme today she describes her life in London over the last 50 years to Helen Ní Shé.