A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Danny Sheehy (Domhnall Mac Síthigh) (1951-2017), Liam Holden, Brendan Begley (Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich), Breandán Moriarty (Breanndán Ó Muircheartaigh) and Glen Hansard.
For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. In 2014 this inspiring crew began their own version of this historical voyage in their own handmade traditional boat, called a ‘Naomhóg’. Pulling into coastal towns and villages en route, camping and cooking as they went – this eclectic crew forged many new friendships; surprising those they met with a boat that seems to come straight out of the middle ages.
This tiny boat against the backdrop of the vast ocean struck a chord in peoples’ imaginations all the way along the voyage. Every community that they have connected with en route opened their doors – and their hearts – to this crew, and the men have in exchange, inspired them with their courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways.
This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of Danny Sheehy, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships, creativity and spirituality in the process”.
This film is being shown at Dungarvan Cinema on 4th October 2019 in aid of Waterford and South East Samaritans. There will be a drinks reception beforehand with gin sponsored by Blackwater Distillery, wine by The Old Bank Restaurant and cheese by Glanbia and the director Dónal Ó Céilleachair will be there also to answer questions.
Waterford and South East Samaritans was established in 1976 and has been operating in Waterford since. We have over 100 volunteers who come from Waterford and surrounding counties. These volunteers provide support on the 24/7 telephone service, text, email and the branch is open between 9 AM and 9 PM every day if you want to call in to talk to a Samaritan. The branch is fully managed by volunteers. All support for this event will be for the running of the Waterford and South East Branch.
Tickets are available through the Waterford and South East Samaritans, their Facebook Page, Devereux Manshop and Kelly’s Pharmacy, Dungarvan.