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Errigal

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Category:
Irish Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Travelogue
Directed by:
Patrick Carey
Produced by:
Patrick Carey, Vivien Carey
Year:

1970
Duration:

14 mins
Language:
Silent

This stunning documentary is set against the scenic backdrop of Mount Errigal in County Donegal.

The mountains of Donegal are depicted like fairytale characters, where the hero Mount Errigal competes with neighbouring villain Mount Muckish. A fantastical narrative explains that the landscape is ‘a battleground where the weapons are the elements themselves’. Dramatic footage of storms and lightning blends with a superb score by Irish composer Brian Boydell.

 

To celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the IFI Irish Film Archive is celebrating the work of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Patrick Carey, specifically his 1970 short film Errigal.  To accompany the film, Archive Datacine and Grading Officer Gavin Martin has written a blog discussing his work scanning and remastering this observational and reflective work. This can be viewed here. 

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