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Preview - Basketmaking - No. 31


Tells the story of the 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 Suir. The 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.

Commentary- Andy O’ Mahony; Music- Michéal Ó Súilleabháin;     Running time - 26 minutes


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