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|Caption||A view of two upturned currachs (boats made of light wooden ...|
A view of two upturned currachs (boats made of light wooden frames and covered in hide) on the shores of Gola Island, off the coast of County Donegal, in October 1969. The boats are held in place by large stones. The island's pier can be seen in the background. This still was one of several taken during the filming of the RTE documentary 'Terminus', about the decline and depopulation of the island.
'Terminus' was first broadcast by RTE television on 30 January 1970 with Odran Walsh producing. RTE also commissioned a book in conjunction with this film entitled 'Gola: The Life and Last Days of an Island Community', by FHA Aalen and H Brody. Fr James McDyer, parish priest of Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, reviewed the book for the RTE Guide of 23 January 1970. Odran Walsh also wrote a brief article on Gola for this same edition of the Guide.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(01/Oct/1969 - 01/Oct/1969)