Literature, History, Heritage

Off Fishguard Quay, Littering a Patch of Radiance

As of yesterday afternoon, film work for Ports, Past and Present has begun in Ireland. It all started in the morning with filming the Welsh-based segment of our film documenting the ferry link between Fishguard and Rosslare. In this film, we follow two groups of women linked across the Irish Sea through family ties. In Fishguard, we met up with Margaret and her daughters, Liz and Julie, each of whom worked on the ferries at some point in their lives. All three then took the day-time ferry over to Rosslare to meet up with the Irish in-laws later that afternoon. As ever, film work is undertaken by the small crew of Mother Goose Films, who will also be spending the next ten days filming everything within their sight first around Rosslare Harbour. Next, they will head north and set up shop around Dublin Port, Ringsend and Howth, before returning via the Dublin-Holyhead route and finishing filming next week in Holyhead.

Autumn promises to be busy as we will enter the post-production and editing stage where we will watch the rough cuts countless times and decide which ones of our darlings we have to kill before adding the collected archival footage in order to link our present-day participants with their respective ports’ past.

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Off Fishguard Quay, Littering a Patch of Radiance by Rita Singer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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