#DroicheadConnects - Selkie

  • 31st Jul
  • 13:00
  • Droichead Online
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SELKIE a short film, written and narrated by Grainne Rafferty, filmed and edited by Ewan McNulty, produced by Droichead Arts Centre, celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg. 


".......unafraid that anyone would hear him he sobbed unreservedly till tears ran down his cheeks and dropped to the water that lapped at his feet. When he was finished he heard a voice in the darkness say “Salt water is the cure for everything” He jumped up clutching the bag in his hand for a fear had taken over him, “who’s there? He said “are you in the water? I can’t see your face the moon is behind you?”

The most beautiful woman he’d ever seen emerged from the rocks just to his right ……” Saltwater, it's either sweat, tears or the sea.....

A story of how a Selkie came to be in Clogherhead. A story perfect for the current times.

(Selkies are mythological creatures from Irish, Scottish particularly in Orkney and the Shetland Islands folklore)

With funding from Creative Ireland and Droichead Arts Centre as part of  Cruinniú na nÓg.