Oisín

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Category:
The Paddy Carey Collection, Documentary, Irish Culture
Directed by:
Patrick Carey
Produced by:
Vivien Carey, Patrick Carey
Year:

1970
Duration:

17 mins
Language:
English

In Irish legend, Oisín, son of Celtic warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill, was a warrior, a bard and a poet.

This lyrical film opens with a quote from Irish mythology where Oisín describes Irish birdsong as ‘the sweetest in the world’ and urges us to ‘Stop and listen!’ What follows is a stunning, non-narrated depiction of Irish birds, animals and landscapes. Oisín was commissioned by the Department of Land of Ireland as a contribution to the European Conservation Year and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1970.

This film is part of The Patrick Carey Collection. To watch more of the collection click here.

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