Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Ballyvaughan Story

Wanted to share this short animation piece which was created by Sara Pocock, who spent time as a student at the Burren College of Art here in Ballyvaughan. This beautiful short, about the Irish War of Independence, which won a prestigious award in Los Angeles, is narrated by Jim Hyland, a native of Ballyvaughan, who is now in his late seventies, and whom I have gotten to know well and become good friends. Jim's family have lived here for over eight generations, and as you can image he has many stories to tell about the area and surrounding villages.

I am also in the middle of digitizing a wonderful radio interview of Jim, entitled 'Ballyvaughan Life',
and I hope to upload and share it with you all soon, so as to give you a favour of the village I live in here.

- Richard

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