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Spiorad na Samhna Documentary video


Halloween may be over for another year, but it’s still a fascinating link to the “otherworld” in ancient Irish culture.

Watch this interesting documentary on origins of Ireland’s biggest Halloween Carnival in Derry back to troubled years of 1980s.

Dessie Baker, the director and producer, contacted us to share this out to you. Go raibh maith agat, a Dessie!

It also traces origins of Halloween itself to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Dr. Jenny Butler from the Folklore Department of University College, Cork narrates this.

Film uses footage from spectacular 2013 Inferno show, produced by LUXe, based in Donegal.

Click here to watch the short documentary online.

2 thoughts on “Spiorad na Samhna Documentary video”

  1. Michaela Bartl-Flynn

    Very beautiful and interesting documentation on Samhain. Wish I would have been there. Go raibh mile maith agat for sharing!

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