Episode 12: We're All Derry Girls Now, Hi!

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/11750/12521



Derry 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-1995-985673



Derry 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-1995-985673



Clinton’s visit to the Beech hill hotel - https://www.visitderry.com/Blog/ArtMID/677/ArticleID/29/Derry-Girls-Clinton-finale-leaves-us-wanting-more



Secret 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-21029865



Niall O’Dowd’s article on the Clinton visit - https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/the-peacemaker-bill-clintons-historic-visit-ireland



Tip O’Neill http://www.donegaldiaspora.ie/people/tip-oneill



Oliver 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/id1514770437



Cliff Richard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard



Actors: 



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) -



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