This video is unavailable.
The Matchmaker Of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Uploaded on Mar 3, 2011
"And there's a legend—she had only vague details—that all couples who are meant to marry are connected by an invisible silver cord which is wrapped around their ankles at birth, and in time the matchmaking gods pull those cords tighter and tighter and draw the couple slowly toward one another until they meet." So says Miss Kate Begley, Matchmaker of Kenmare, the enigmatic woman Ben MacCarthy meets in the summer of 1943.
As World War II rages on, Ben remains haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his wife, the actress Venetia Kelly. Searching for purpose by collecting stories for the Irish Folklore Commission, he travels to a remote seaside cottage to profile the aforementioned Matchmaker of Kenmare.
Ben is immediately captivated by the forthright Miss Begley, who is remarkably self-assured in her instincts but provincial in her experience. Miss Begley is determined to see that Ben moves through his grief—and a powerful friendship is forged along the way.
But when Charles Miller, a striking American military intelligence officer, arrives on the scene, Miss Begley develops an intense infatuation and looks to make a match for herself. Miller needs a favor, but it will be dangerous. Under the cover of their neutrality as Irish citizens, Miss Begley and Ben travel to London and effectively operate as spies. As they are drawn more deeply and painfully into the conflict, both discover the perils of neutrality—in both love and war.
Steeped in colorful history, The Matchmaker of Kenmare is a stirring story of friendship and sacrifice. New York Times bestselling author Frank Delaney has written a lush and surprising novel, rich as myth, tense as a thriller, and like all grand tales—harrowing, sometimes hilarious, and heartbreaking.
Standard YouTube License
- 5:50 (HD 720p) The isle of Innisfree, Theme From "The Quiet Man"by romympanlilioFeatured 26,844
- 7:10 Ardal O'Hanlon Talks About Father Ted.by Electracloud 34,834 views
- 4:10 Frank Delaney at the NYS Writers Institute in 2009by New York State Writers Institute 1,091 views
- 1:12:59 Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison (1990) Full Albumby kritikospa15 35,481 views
- 59:52 Van Morrison- BBC Four Sessions (Full Concert, 2008)by Richard James 38,671 views
- 9:21 Emily's Garden Irish Knit Sweaters .mp4by emilysgarden 75,830 views
- 5:49 Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival, County Clare Irelandby James Kelly 21,319 views
- 15:00 [Zhang Ziyi] Memoirs Of A Geisha || #12by xAncientHistoryTVx 5,838 views
- 4:30 Frank Delaney: Stories Create Realitiesby SunlightOxygen 743 views
- 5:12 Naomi Robson - First date tips from a prestige match makerby LitteFrogProductions 1,094 views
- 3:19 As i leave behind Kenmare ( Neidin ) by Mary Blackby O Donnabhains 9,049 views
- 2:50 Body Brushing.. Yummm!by Yoga Divina 40,006 views
- 15:02 Persuasión (2007) 1/7 by Jane Austen [Español] HDby Landro Audrey 15,112 views
- 9:25 The Matchmaker 1997 Part 1by OshunHH 404,348 views
- 3:11 Occupy Ulysses! Author Frank Delaney reads from "Ulysses" in Madison Square Parkby Ben Goodwin 2,610 views
- 0:39 Kenmare vs Kilgarvan Hurling Fightby SadhbhMaybury 68,657 views
- 9:50 Johnny Doherty - Fiddler on the Road Part 1 of 5by martinmcmutrie 18,020 views
- 14:21 The National Wax Museum Plus an Introductionby thewaxmuseumplus 3,493 views
- 1:43 The Friendship Matchmaker Book Trailerby SFODLProductions 1,330 views
- 46:38 Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) Full Albumby kritikospa14 129,246 views
- Loading more suggestions...