The Camino Voyage | Documentary
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Danny Sheehy (Domhnall Mac Síthigh) was a prize-winning storyteller and poet, a farmer, an author and a fisherman. His book chronicling a sea voyage to Iceland following the path of St. Brendan Iomramh Bhréanainn MMXI (The Brendan Voyage 2011) was published in 2013. As he continued this Naomhóg journey south in 2017, Danny tragically lost his life when the Naomhóg overturned. Danny’s generous heart and adventurous spirit touched countless lives.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Liam Holden is an artist who developed a love of the sea that has had a profound influence on his creative journey as a painter; the sea and the Naomhóg have become the primary subjects of his paintings over the past few years. Liam also learnt the craft of Naomhóg building, and with Danny built the Naomhóig na Tinte (The Boat of Tents) for this voyage.
Brendan Begley (Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich) was born into a famous musical family and soaked up the music and song of West Kerry from an early age. Breanndán is a major figure in Irish traditional music and clearly states that “his music could not exist were it not for the mountains, seas and storms of his native Dingle Peninsula”.
Breandán Moriarty (Breanndán Ó Muircheartaigh) is a stonemason and folklorist from the Dingle Peninsula and a relative of renowned Irish poet and philosopher John Moriarty.
Glen Hansard Oscar-winning Singer-Songwriter Glen Hansard joined the crew as substitute for Brendan Moriarty who was unable to make it for the entire 2016 leg of the Camino. Glen volunteered for duty only weeks before the 2016 journey began and although he had never rowed a Naomhóg before he was quick to learn the ropes; the blisters on the palm of his hands a testament to his dedication to a whole new mode of being. www.glenhansardmusic.com
An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey
A crew including a writer, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain.
Winner – Audience Award – Dingle International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award – Luxembourg British & Irish Film Season
Winner – The Documentary Award – Irish Screen America Film Festival, NYC
Winner – Documentary Award – An tOireachtas Media Awards, 2018
Winner – Film of the Year Award – An tOireachtas Media Awards, 2019
Praise for the Film
The Irish Examiner
The Evening Echo
★★★ “Packs One Hell of An Emotional Punch ”
“One of the most remarkable Irish documentaries of the year”
Eye for Film
Tim Severin, The Brendan Voyage
“Reflects the Spiritual Power of The Experience”
Film Ireland Magazine
“Oar-inspiring . . . Poetic and meditative”
“Uplifting & Extraordinarily Beautiful”
Sunniva O’Flynn, IFI
Turlough O’Donnell, Camino Society Ireland
“One of the Most Beautiful Films I’ve Ever Seen”
Actor, Paul McGann
“Compelling, a communal and seminal achievement.”
No More Workhorse
“The Kon-Tiki Expedition for our Generation”
Clare Cahill, Arts University Bournemouth
“Enchanting, Inspiring and Ultimately Very Deeply Moving”
Maurice Galway, Director, Dingle Film Festival
“Possibly the most moving, emotional and beautiful film I’ve seen in the last few years”
Writer, Manchán Magan
“Beautiful in its entirety”
John Brierly, Author of ‘A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago’
“Ceann nach féidir a chailleadh (One Not to be missed)“
“A Brilliant portrayal of what’s worth living for”
“An Absolute Joy”
Galway Bay FM