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The Gathering – Homeward Bound

Airing in 2012, this charming RTE show followed six well known Irish people, based abroad, as they returned home in order to help their communities prepare for The Gathering Ireland 2013 – a year long celebration where Ireland invited its Diaspora to come back home to the motherland

Each episode followed a focal celebrity as they undertook a very personal journey revisiting places of particular significance to them, evoking an emotional and sometimes humorous response, along the way creating connections between family and friends who have not seen each other for decades, andputting flesh on the bones of what ‘home’ really means for the Irish scattered across the globe.

Among the celebrities featured in the line-up were Trevor Brennan; Brendan Grace; and Tadhg Kennelly. and ex-Blizzards front man Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin. Full Picture and Sound on ‘The Gathering: Homeward bound’ took place here at Screen Scene