Tells the story
Shanahan brothers of Carrick-on-Suir, County Waterford. They are the
last of the old-style commercial basketmakers. It shows the cutting
of the willows from ‘Sally Gardens’ by the river
preparation of these sally willows, and the making of traditional
baskets including an eel trap, a yeast basket, and a Herring cran.
Adapting to changing times the brothers weave baskets for hot air
balloons. Made in 1978.
Mahony; Music- Michéal Ó
Súilleabháin; Running time - 26 minutes