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1st Jun 2023
to 30th Oct 2023

Age Range

Mná an Chláir – Short Poetry Film

This project is a nod to the women in our lives and the women of Clare, past and present. Through the medium of a short film, produced by Clare native, Teresa Carmody-O’Shea, we will dramatise an original poem, written by Gerry Ryan, and watch as a man cycles through the Clare countryside to visit his love. On his travels, he will pass many familiar places across the county - Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, the Cliffs of Moher, Fanore and Mulloch Mór, to name a few, and encounter some famous Clare-born women along the way.

The end result will be a fun adaptation of the original poem by our writer, Gerry Ryan, titled ‘Mná an Chláir’, that will take the viewers on a leisurely, scenic trip across County Clare, with a thank you to the women who have helped shape the county and those of us within it. Following a special launch event, the short film will be shown, free of charge, to audiences in various venues across the county with accompanying talks from the writer and producer regarding the making of it, including the writing & film making processes. It will be particularly suited to an older audience and to adult learners.

Teresa Carmody-O’Shea and Gerry Ryan are writers, producers and co-owners of Clare-based production company, G&T Productions.

The completed film will be shown free of charge in various venues, e.g. libraries, community halls and adult education centres, following a special launch event – details to be announced.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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