Special screening of The Finest Hours for RNLI Helvick Lifeboat Station
There was a wine and cheese reception ahead of the special screening of Disney's THE FINEST HOURS in SGC Dungarvan,
in aid of the Helvick Lifeboat Station recently.
The Finest Hours is the true story of the US Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue which took place in 1952 off the
coast of Cape Cod. Much of the movie was filmed off the Massachusetts coast near Chatham where many people from the
South East emigrated in the 40s, 50s and 60s.
Starring Chris Pine, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana,
The Finest Hours features The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem's arrangement of Haul Away Joe, a sea shanty made popular by the group.
It is also performed over the closing credits in the movie by Kodaline.
The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson based on the bestselling
book The Finest Hours by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias.
The RNLI is the Irish equivalent of the US Coast Guard, and because of our connection with the Helvick Lifeboat Station
and the strong Ring and Carrick-on-Suir connection with The Clancy Brothers, The Finest Hours has a very strong local resonance.