Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A history of Ireland in 100 objects

Interesting article that appears in the Irish Times.   Link:  A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.


Dave Swift
Above is a test shot from the upcoming film Treásach which begins filming in the west of Ireland in March of 2012.  Dave is dressed in very authentic gear used by Gaelic nobles and heavy infantry in medieval Ireland. 

The plot is set in Set in XVI century Ireland. Làisrean- shamanic leader, his son Treàsach and few remaining members of his tribe are being hunted down by his English allies. Alger and his ruthless mercenaries have been sent by the commander of their outpost as they have been informed that Làisrean and his daughter withhold a secret to an ancient ritual which they think will make their army unstoppable. By making the ultimate sacrifice and using the power of the ritual, Làisrean, will make Alger and his men pay for all atrocities done to his people.

The Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival 2011

Join us for the award-winning celebrations from Friday, October 28th to Monday, October 31st.

Europe’s greatest Hallowe’en festival returns on the 28th October with its biggest and best programme of family events yet, leading up to the spectacular carnival parade and fireworks display on October 31st. Look out for a special silver lining theme this year to celebrate 25 amazing years since the Carnival began as a community festival!

There’s lots of fantastic new events for teenagers and young people too, with Teenage Spooks in Guildhall Square showcasing the cream of local performers and gigs by X-Factor girlband Belle Amie, The Killers of Leon and other top music acts. So get into the spooky spirit exploring haunted houses, bobbing for apples and carving pumpkins. Experience terrifying ghostbuster tours, chilling ghost stories, inventive puppet theatre and family film shows. As always, there’s fancy dress, face painting, sports and atmospheric outdoor markets to enjoy as well.

Make sure you create your wildest costume yet to join the throngs of witches, warlocks, ghouls, vampires and monsters or just enjoy the magnificently colourful floats at the world famous carnival parade on October 31st, followed by the spectacular fireworks display lighting up the night sky over the River Foyle.

So book a room, don a costume and celebrate Europe’s greatest Hallowe’en fest around Ireland’s most historic walls.

View the Halloween website for more information>