the idea • the immaculate misconception is a story about belief, family and honor. sinead o’reilly is a pregnant 16-year-old schoolgirl living in west belfast with her grandparents daniel and bronagh o’reilly.  bronagh is the matriarch of this dysfunctional family and a devout, pious, dour catholic to boot, who will stop at nothing to maintain her standing in a community that doesn’t want her.  sinead’s underage pregnancy is both the last straw and, unbeknownst to bronagh, her salvation.  bronagh is thrown a dubious lifeline by their gp who informs her that ‘although pregnant sinead is still technically a virgin’.  if bronagh can get the birth proclaimed immaculate by the vatican then god only knows what's possible.

sinead o'reilly

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