Island Ferry Tales | A Trip To Cape Clear | A 360° Experience
Date and Time
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM IST
Launch at Skibbereen Arts Festival: The documentary experience will be launched as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Visitors can view the documentary wearing state of the art VR headsets at the tourist office from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday August 3rd.
Leaving the Irish mainland from Schull, VR participants will virtually embark on the Cape Clear Ferry. Throughout this vibrant documentary, a journey across to Ireland’s most Southerly inhabited community, local stories and characters emerge. The history and folklore of Cape Clear is generously shared with laughter and song. Locals describe the depth of culture and language embedded within the Gaeltacht and the significance of the ferry service itself.
Local guides, such as MicheálÓ Céadagáin, bring these breathtaking views and sites to life. Sharing in Irish, the significance and embedded histories of these places with the viewer. We also experience a special visit to one of the Island’s Bronze Age treasures – two standing stones. Here Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil takes us back in time to explore the history and folklore surrounding these ancient stones.
A highlight of the trip is back on board the boat, this time circling the monumental Fastnet Rock. Also known as Ireland’s teardrop, a landmark symbol of the last glimpse of home for millions of Irish immigrants setting off for new horizons. Local guides share the oral histories relating to the Fastnet from the ferry. Participants will be mesmerised by the hidden treasures shared in this journey and will be left looking forward to the opportunity of stepping foot onto Cape Clear, next time in the flesh.