We decided early on to base the video around the fishing village of Howth, County Dublin for a number of reasons.

We had a look around the National Transport Museum and spotted a CIE Leyland Titan PD2 Bolton Bus R389, constructed in 1948 and used extensively around the streets of Dublin in the 1950s. Having gained permission, we took some test photos.

Neil and Leyland Titan Bus - Test Image 1

Neil and Leyland Titan Bus - Test Image 1

Neil and Leyland Titan Bus - Test Image 2

Neil and Leyland Titan Bus - Test Image 2

Neil on bus - Test Image 3

Neil on bus - Test Image 3

Here is the National Transport Museum’s website:

www.nationaltransportmuseum.org/

We then needed costumes. We contact the National Theatre of Ireland – The Abbey Theatre. They were very kind and loaned us a large number of items, including most of the beautiful 1950s style clothing Melissa wore.

Here is a photo of one of their amazing hats:

Melissa - Hat Test

Melissa - Hat Test

You can read all about the history of the Abbey Theatre here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Theatre

For every photo that was used in the video, there were many that were not, for example this one:

Un-used "Sadie Jones and I" photo

Wonder why not?!?!?

I hope you agree that the scenery is beautiful. Here is a map with the main locations marked. You have the option to simply view them as map locations, satellite view and for some of the locations, you can even see them from “Street View” level.


View Neil Byrne – Sadie Jones and I – Video Map in a larger map

We really enjoyed making it and really hope that you enjoy watching it too