Huge turnout for Clare screening of The Silver Branch

Morning Focus recently spoke with the director of a stunning new film on the life of Burren farmer-poet Patrick McCormack.

The Silver Branch is a philosophical vision-poem focusing on Mr McCormack, a descendant of the generations of farmers who have lived off the wild landscape of the Burren in County Clare

The film looks at the relationship between man and landscape; tradition and spirit; body and soul. The Silver Branch is a story of hope that individuals can make a difference to our universe.


A Sunday screening of the film saw massive numbers attending glór in Ennis. Up to 570 people got to see the piece, but not everyone was able to see the work, so more Clare screenings are planned.

Watch the Silver Branch trailer below:


Listen below to director Katrina Costello speaking to Gavin Grace on Morning Focus: