Ryan's Hope - The daytime soap opera
RYAN'S HOPE/ABC/1975-89 told the story of three generations of
Irish-Americans, featuring the Ryan family who owned a tavern
named Ryan's Hope on the upper West Side of Manhattan.
Many of the bar's customers came from Riverside Hospital
located just across the street.
Ryan's Hope was founded by Johnny Ryan (Bernard Barrow) who ran
the local pub with the help of his wife, Maeve (Helen Gallagher).
The series concluded in January of 1989 with Maeve Ryan singing
the sentimental Irish folksong favorite "Danny Boy" to the
customer at the tavern.
The series was created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer.
Maeve Sings "Danny Boy" on St.
Patrick's Day 1978
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