Donegal Weavers – No. 5
This evocative film follows the traditional way of life of the three McNelis brothers from Ardara, Co. Donegal. Connal and Jimmy are weavers, outworkers for the well-known woollen mill and shop ‘Magee’s’ of Donegal Town. We see the setting up of the loom, and weaving the fine tweed. John, the third brother, makes wholemeal bread baked in a pot-oven over the open fire, milks the cows, churns butter, and cultivates the shamrock, Ireland’s national symbol. Made in 1980.
Commentary- Ray Mc Anally; Music- Jolyon Jackson; Paddy Glacken & Matt Molloy; Running time – 26 minutes