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At Lough Gill, Parke’s Castle and Innisfree

The sun begins to set at Parke’s Castle, Lough Gill (in which stands the Island of Innisfree). As we approach the castle aerially, participants, including members of Sligo Peace and Reconciliation, the Yeatsian Legacy and the Peace III Programme of Northern Ireland, begin to appear against a stunning shot of Parke’s Castle as our canvas. They begin by tracing the final word with votive lights, greeting each other and dispersing their glimmering lights over a larger area, as our light writers inscribe the word “slow”. The still and layered exposures and film speeds enhance the beauty of their movements. The camera moves across the lake to Yeats’ Isle of Innisfree as Seamie O’Dowd’s vocals and the peace drums resonate from ‘the deep heart’s core’.

2 thoughts on “At Lough Gill, Parke’s Castle and Innisfree

  1. William Protheroe says:

    Hi, I love this idea, I’m living in Wales, will this be available on DVD ever?

  2. Thank you William, it will be eventually. The film will be shown on “the big screen” at a variety of screenings in Ireland, UK and US. It will also be screened in festivals ( Foyle in Derry on 26th November). When it completes the festival circuit it will move to “smaller” screens such as TV and eventually DVD and internet. We may be screening in the Bristol area. The ‘screenings’ section of this site will be updated with locations and dates. If you’d like to send me a message on Facebook, I can let you know directly. Thanks again