LEANBH: Selkie

  • 3rd Oct
  • 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
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Saturday 3rd October

A short film, written and narrated by Grainne Rafferty, filmed and edited by Ewan McNulty, produced by Droichead Arts Centre, with funding from Creative Ireland. On the big screen for one morning, admission is free, but booking in advance is essential, no walk ups.

".......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)

All shows must be booked in advance, there is limited capacity of only 40 seats available. Tickets are sold in pods of 2, 3, and 4, with every second row empty, and adhering to social distancing of 2m, for more details on our Covid protocols click HERE.