Mary and Jack doing an Irish jig at
a popular Irish pub.
||Ryan’s Hope” made
television history this fall when the show sent two of their cast members
to Ireland to tape the show! Michael Levin (Jack Fenelli) and Kate Mulgrew
(Mary Ryan Fenelli) flew to Ireland in mid-October along with creators/headwriters
Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, and director Lela Swift. They traveled
throughout Ireland, filming scenes for the shows that aired in late November
and early December.
It was a hectic and hardworking trip for both
cast and crew, who worked from early morning to late in the evening, every
day of their seven day visit. But despite the hard work, it was a marvelous
adventure for everyone involved.
The show’s creators had always wanted to make
a trip to Ireland and film members of the Ryan family in their ancestral
homeland. Jack and Mary’s remarriage provided an extra special reason for
the trip—the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon.
Viewers watched as Jack and Mary toured the
lovely Irish countryside, stopped at Blarney castle, pubs, and historic
spots in Dublin and Limerick; wandered through castles and cairns; and
Congratulations to Ryan’s Hope” for a charming
and very beautiful daytime television first.