Thursday, August 14, 2008

What do the Irish midlands and Roslindale, Boston, have in common?

Well, apart from the fact that I've lived in both places, there is also the fact that Mel Gibson chose both as locations to film movies.

Trim, County Meath, was where Braveheart was filmed (yes, it was primarily filmed in Ireland not Scotland).


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King John's Castle in Trim was spruced up for the film because normally it looks understandably weather-beaten and old.

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And the "Edge of Darkness" is being filmed near Fallon Field in Roslindale. The movie may include Robert De Niro, according to reports.

The location where it is being filmed is, I believe, one of the streets near Fallon Field, in the background of this photo:

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2 comments:

Robert said...

Whats really cool is that Roslindale was named after a town in Scotland:

The name "Roslindale" was suggested by John Pierce, a well-traveled member of the community, who told the assembled citizens that the area reminded him of the beautiful historic town of Roslin, Scotland, outside Edinburgh. Pierce thought the area was like a dale because of the hills surrounding it. Thus the combination of "Roslin" and "dale" was submitted to the United States Postal Service and the name "Roslindale" was formally established.[2]

And Roslin, Scotland in 1303 was the site of a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. (Braveheart!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roslin

Mark O'Neill said...

I hadn't thought of that! That's a neat connection.