19 min

Episode 3: A Flash in the Dark Assume Nothing

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Ireland, 1984. St Brides School for young ladies opens its doors in the quiet fishing village of Burtonport, county Donegal - but all is not as it seems.

Conor travels to Burtonport to find out what locals remember about the Silver Sisterhood. He hears strange tales of women running through the street at midnight wearing clogs, reports of a ‘padded room’ - and the retired postmaster recalls a dispute involving another group who lived in the house before the Silver Sisterhood arrived - a cult known as ‘The Screamers’.

A local woman reveals why she had a unique reason to visit the house, an experience she has never forgotten – and Conor decides to make contact with the enigmatic former headmistress of St Brides, but she is known for being elusive. Will she respond?

Produced and presented by Conor McKay

Executive Editor: Andy Martin
A BBC Northern Ireland Production

Ireland, 1984. St Brides School for young ladies opens its doors in the quiet fishing village of Burtonport, county Donegal - but all is not as it seems.

Conor travels to Burtonport to find out what locals remember about the Silver Sisterhood. He hears strange tales of women running through the street at midnight wearing clogs, reports of a ‘padded room’ - and the retired postmaster recalls a dispute involving another group who lived in the house before the Silver Sisterhood arrived - a cult known as ‘The Screamers’.

A local woman reveals why she had a unique reason to visit the house, an experience she has never forgotten – and Conor decides to make contact with the enigmatic former headmistress of St Brides, but she is known for being elusive. Will she respond?

Produced and presented by Conor McKay

Executive Editor: Andy Martin
A BBC Northern Ireland Production

19 min

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