The Crossing


This short film was made by Clifden based photographer Kevin Griffin. It portrays the crossing of cattle from the mainland to a nearby island by the Bourke family who have been doing this for hundreds of years.

I think that the film faithfully captures something of the essence of this place – it’s traditions, the physicality of farming life, the quiet resilience of the people and the breathtaking beauty of a landscape that is impossible to take for granted.





The Crossing‘ will be shown in Ohh! By Gum, Station House Courtyard, Clifden during Clifden Arts Week 20th – 30th September 2012



Cover image taken by Kevin Griffin

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