Film: Fear na nOileán

Thursday 6th March 8.00pm

With an introduction by Anne Marie Nic Ruaidhrí and Loic Jourdain, producers. fearnanoilean12

A film about Tory Island and the efforts  of Jesuit priest, Fr. Diarmuid Ó Peicín to ensure that the island was not ‘depopulated’ as part of an official government policy. Families were offered houses on the mainland in Falcarragh, by Donegal County Council. The islanders, led by the Jesuit priest, took their cause to the European Parlaiment as well as to the U.S. Congress and fought for houses, jobs, water and electricity supply, a secondary school, harbour and tourist facilities.

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