Film to be made of Gortahork man's book

Funding to produce a feature-length film

Film to be made of Gortahork man's book

A production company is to receive funding to produce a feature-length film, based on Seán Ó’Curreáin’s award winning book Éagóir.

The former Irish language commissioner, penned the book “Éagóir” which was published by Cois Life earlier this year.

The production company, ROSG, have previously produced ‘An Bronntanas’ and ‘Cré na Cille’ among other films.

Éagóir is a sad and heart wrenching story which claims that Maolra Sheáin Seoighe was wrongly hanged on December 15, 1882 in a Galway prison.

In his book, the Gortahork native makes reference to a report of the hanging which appeared in The Belfast Newsletter: “The rope oscillated violently, and Marwood could be seen for several minutes afterwards pushing down on the body with his foot and stooping down to do something - it could not be seen what - with the noose.”

The funding was granted to ROSG by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

*Sean is pictured here with Caolfhionn Nic Phaidin, the owner of the publishing company, Cois Life.