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'Coiscéim' is a three part series which will be broadcast during
Seachtain na Gaeilge showcasing six stylistic mini documentaries
capturing people who are passionate about what they do for a living.
1 (Programme 1)
first mini documentary talks to Pádraic Reaney the Artist as he
sets about designing a commemorative Garden on the Aran Islands
in memory of the writer Liam O Flaithearta.
2nd minidocumentary follows the actress Siobhán O Kelly who had
acted in Ros na Rún and we visit her in London where she is attending
The Guildhall School of Acting.
of two and a half thousand applicants to the course each year
only 15 are chosen the Guildhall having been the training ground
for great actors such as Ewan Mc Gregor and Ralph Fiennes.
2 (Programme 2)
Second programme in the series we meet people who have a passion
for food with a look at slow food market and we follow the making
of Goats cheese from Sinéad Ní Ghairbhith goat farm in Co. Clare
to the table in Peadar Mac An Bhaird Restaurant 'Country Choice'
in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
2nd minidocumentary follows a Man on Oileán Chléire, Máirtín
O Méalóid who is farming a fish delicacy called Abalone on the
Island and we follow him selling his produce to the Nobu Restaurant
Clár 3 (Programme 3)
3rd programme in the series talks to people who have a passion
for their place - as the emigrants who left Gabhla in the 1960's
return. In the mid sixties the last inhabitants left Gabhla and
moved to the mainland. In this documentary we meet those who were
only young children in the sixties and see them return to their
original homes where hustle and bustle begins to appear again
on the island.
2nd minidoc in the programme and the final in the series talks
to a make up artist Roisín Derrane who works in TV and Film.
hails from the Aran Islands and despite a hectic schedule in Dublin
and in London and indeed throughout the world she is always drawn
home to Aran and her family.