Exploring Connemora
with Tim Robinson

Watch Today June 10th

Tim Robinson: Connemara is a film based on his three Connemara books which have reached international recognition. These publications are Listening to the Wind, The Last Pool of Darkness and A Little Gaelic Kingdom. The film is a visual interpretation of his work as a mapmaker and writer. It’s an atmospheric exploration of landscape, history and mythology – an intersection between...


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canvases helped create the world’s first National Park

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