This weeks episode of Muintir na Mara sees Pádraig Ó’ Duinnn continue his journey of the Galway coast. RTE 28th July 10:30 am. Pádraig visits Brian Ó Carra who shows him the traces of the recently discovered ‘drowned bog’ on the beach in Bearna. Brian shows Pádraig where they discovered evidence of fresh water lakes and bog under the sand. Most exciting was the day they dug up an ancient canoe. Padraig then travels to what was an abandoned 17th century village near Spiddal that has been transformed into a cultural retreat by Dearbhaill Standún and her husband Charlie Troy. Concsuain has won an intetrnational award for its uniqueness in fostering traditional Conamara traditions. We later meet Jim Horgan who set up Bádóirí Lurgan who as well as running the community boatclub also teach the art of the shipwright to young people. Members learn how to sail and how to build their own boats. Padraig finishes this episode when he travels to Lochan Beag to meet Noel Ó Tuairisc who spent his life on large fishing vessels but now has a veritable museum and one of the most interesting collection of sea shells you will ever see.
get another chance to see Muintir na Mara. The RTE
run begins in Galway where Pådraig O Dunnin
visits a Banjo maker in Clarinbridge, the King
of the Claddagh, and is given a tour of the Celtic
Explorer that reveals great stories about our coral seabeds.
The Irish Film Institute screens ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ on April 5 as part of the One City One Book Festival.
On its release in 2004 the film was warmly received at various festivals and went on pick up the award for best documentary at the Boston Film Festival.
Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool Free screening 12am April 5th at the Irish Film Institute
Sé Merry Doyle’s award-winning ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry.
The main locations of the film are his native Inniskeen in County Monaghan, and Dublin, where he spent most of his life. Against the odds he survived great poverty and ill health to deliver a canon of powerful and evocative poetry. Contributors to the film include TP McKenna, John Montague, Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods, Dermot Healy and Kavanagh’s one time girlfriend Deirdre Manifold. Kavanagh’s poetry is read by Gerard McSorley
Winner Best Documentary Boston Film Festival
FILM INFO: (67 minutes, 2004, Director: Sé Merry Doyle)
Sé Merry Doyle and MacDara Woods will introduce this screening.