Thursday 31 January 2013

Remember Skibbereen: the movie (genre: tragedy)

The West Cork town of Skibbereen is to feature on TG4 this Sunday evening at 7:15pm.

The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen
was made by local film-maker Pat Collins of Harvest Films and looks at how the Famine impacted the town and its population. It was commissioned by Skibbereen Heritage Centre a few years ago and has been broadcast before, but if you haven't seen it, make a note in your diary. Should you miss it on Sunday, you can catch it again on Tuesday 5 February at midnight.

If you can't view it live or on the 'player', you might like to purchase a dvd of the 55-minute documentary.

It's available from Skibbereen Heritage Centre (and includes a 2-hour feature on the 2009 National Famine Commemoration Week, which was held in the town) here for €23. Be sure to specify that you want the US/Canada version if that's where you intend to play it.