Brian Hughes opens the Michael Dwyer Festival

Brian Hughes opens the Michael Dwyer Festival with a cracking recital in the Allihies Copper Mines Museum.

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Brian Hughes opens the Michael Dwyer Festival

After the recital Brian played some of the tunes from a new album “However Long the Day” that David Sheridan and himself were launching during the weekend.

https://youtu.be/ZusAn3-RouU

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Allihies Mens Shed Launch the Dursey Clipper

Allihies Mens Shed Launch the Dursey Clipper at Garnish pier at the end of the Beara Peninsula. The lads at the mens shed have spent many an hour with this wonderful restoration. A huge turn out of people came on the sunnyu afternoon of the 12th of June 2022.

Watch a video of the launch here below

Allihies Mens Shed Launch the Dursey Clipper

Garnish Pier
Garnish pier

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Dursey Island Cable Car Closure 2022

Dursey Island Cable car closure will be on the first of April, the closure is expected to last through until October. In reality there is a good chance that the Island will be inaccessible for a lot longer than that. I visited the island to meet some of the farmers and spoke to some of the local people who would be regular visitors to the island to hear and film their thoughts on the closure as well as the future plans for a bigger service and its impact on the island.

Watch the 20 minute video here below

Many thanks to Joe Sullivan, Gerald Murphy, Paul O’Shea, Anne Mc Nally, James Sheehan and David Dudley for their participation in the film.
I can only hope that the contractor and funding for the job are found soon as it is going to be a long time coming.

This film was made by myself simply as a historical archive for future reference I received no funding or remuneration for my work, which amounts to many hours of filming and editing. All done with Fujifilm cameras and some DJI Drone footage at 4k resolution.

Also thanks are due to Carina Mc Nally, Jerome Dwyer, Michelle Dudley, Patricia Sheehan and Nadette Charlet.

Of course Copyright is by definition attached to the film.

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Dursey Island Cable Car Closure 2022

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