We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep6 / 'The President'We are at the end of the beginning and President Bill Clinton is on his way to Derry. One of our three Derry Girls had an invitation to meet the man himself. One had passed the security checks to get close to him and the other was in a car park at the back of Derry's Guildhall. It's history in the making and stirs up some emotional memories and asks some probing questions. Which one of the Talking Derry Girls was in Riverdance? Which one has CIA clearance? and which one is related to Bill Clinton? (Maybe) Oh and why go to Burt when you could have gone to Muff? Great read about the USA involvement in the peace process by Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies - https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcs/article/view/11750/12521Derry Journal article on President Clinton’s visit at the end of Derry Girls - https://www.derryjournal.com/news/will-never-be-ordinary-city-clinton-derry-1995-985673Derry Journal article on President Clinton’s visit at the end of Derry Girls - https://www.derryjournal.com/news/will-never-be-ordinary-city-clinton-derry-1995-985673Clinton’s visit to the Beech hill hotel - https://www.visitderry.com/Blog/ArtMID/677/ArticleID/29/Derry-Girls-Clinton-finale-leaves-us-wanting-moreSecret naval base in Derry - https://www.ireland.com/en-gb/articles/derry-ebrington-barracks/Bill Clinton in Belfast, including the handshake with Gerry Adams - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21029865Niall O’Dowd’s article on the Clinton visit - https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/the-peacemaker-bill-clintons-historic-visit-irelandTip O’Neill - http://www.donegaldiaspora.ie/people/tip-oneillOliver Cromwell in Ireland - it’s in there somewhere - great podcast (it’s episode 49) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-short-history-of-ireland/id1514770437Cliff Richard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_RichardActors: Paul Mallon (Dennis) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2546951/Bronagh Waugh (Cathy Maguire) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2391026/JFK’s visit to Ireland in 1963 (lots of youtube videos as well, far too many to list here) - https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/jfk-in-irelandBill Clinton and Van Morrison - https://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/exhibits/show/rock/morrisonBurt; Co Donegal - https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/grianan-aileach-hillfort-legendary-kingdom-which-lies-5000-year-old-sacred-021295Bloody Sunday - https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/bsunday/bs.htmPresident Clinton’s speech at the Guildhall on 30th November 1995 - https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/peace/docs/pres2.htmFor more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirlsKeep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirlsCheck out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirlsWATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/
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