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Paddy Finucane documentary
« on: February 24, 2016, 06:39:13 PM »

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 08:05:16 PM »
That's  very interesting. Especially the fact that my old school has Finucane's Spitfire. I must pay a visit next time I'm in Dublin. In my day the foyer was full of glass cases with Tommy guns, Mills grenades, IRB uniforms and other paraphernalia commemorating the struggle for independence. They even had the cravat worn by the Chief Secretary for Ireland when he was asassinated in the Phoenix Park in 1882 - complete with stab hole and blood stains.
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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 08:23:15 PM »
FYI, Finucanes Log Book and one of his flying helmets are on display at the National Museum at Collins Barracks

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 09:33:29 AM »
Many thanks for that. Another place I need to reacquaint myself with.
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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 11:29:25 PM »
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Do you have a picture of the memorial at your old school?

I would like very much to include a picture of it with the item I have about him on my website.

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 10:22:37 AM »
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Do you have a picture of the memorial at your old school?

I would like very much to include a picture of it with the item I have about him on my website.

Andy

Andy,  I guess you mean me. I haven't been  back there yet. I emailed the Principal some  time ago but got no reply.

I'll be going down soon and I'll be sure to get some photos for you.

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 05:31:04 AM »
It appears that the Finucane Spit is a replica - I just spotted this:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/cork-fisherman-to-search-for-wwii-spitfire-plane-wreck-1.2350109

I'll still try to get a photo of it.



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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2016, 08:44:46 AM »
I visited the Museum in Collins Barracks on Tuesday and there was no sign of his stuff. I've written to the curator asking him to make enquiries with a view to locating it.

The 'replica' of his Spit in O'Connell School is actually an Airfix model.
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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2016, 04:46:49 PM »
The logbook when I photographed it.
It may not have been on permanent dispaly as the card beside it said 'Loan: Finucane family'
 

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »
Ah! that could be the reason, but one of the keepers (they call them docents in the USA) said they should be there.

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Re: Paddy Finucane documentary
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 10:33:49 PM »
Spitfire Paddy documentary is listed on RTE1, Monday 3rd August at 19:00 :)