THE CAMINO VOYAGE (IOMRAMH AN CHAMINO) official trailer and poster launched
for the inspiring and multi award-winning Irish documentary
tracing the 2,500km modern day Celtic odyssey from Ireland to Northern Spain
THE CAMINO VOYAGE (IOMRAMH AN CHAMINO) official trailer and poster launched for the inspiring and multi award-winning Irish documentarytracing the 2,500km modern day Celtic odyssey from Ireland to Northern Spain A film by Dónal Ó Céilleachair
Early Irish history and mythology feature many accounts of great voyages.
Inspired by such accounts the Irish Writer & Poet Danny Sheehy and his crew embarked on a 500km journey in 2012 to the Abbey of Saint Colmcille in Iona, Scotland.
This was one of many sea journeys for the crew.
And in 2014 they planned an audacious new journey; a 2,500 km voyage from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela
For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. In 2014 this inspiring crew began their own version of this historical voyage in a traditional Naomhóg (a Kerry curragh) boat that they built themselves.
And this is where our documentary with them begins, on this voyage which took place for 6 weeks each year over 3 years; 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Pulling into coastal towns and villages en route, camping and cooking as they went – this eclectic crew forged many new friendships; surprising those they met with a boat that seems to come straight out of the middle ages.
This tiny boat against the backdrop of the vast ocean struck a chord in peoples’ imaginations all the way along the voyage.
Every community that they have connected with en route opened their doors – and their hearts – to this crew, and the men have in exchange, inspired them with their courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways.
This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of Danny Sheehy, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships, creativity and spirituality in the process”.
The Camino Voyage crew includes a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason who embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves
Featuring: Academy Award-Winning Musician Glen Hansard
Renowned Irish Musician Brendan Begley
Distinguished Artist Liam Holden
Skilled Stonemason Brendan Moriarty
& Celebrated Writer & Poet Danny Sheehy (1951-2017)
Directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair
THE CAMINO VOYAGE opens in cinemas across Ireland from 23 November 2018 – IFI, Light House, Pálás Galway , IMC Dun Laoghaire, Cinema Killarney, Phoenix Dingle, Triskel Arts Centre
Running Time: 98 mins
photograph Courtesy of Anú Pictures