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Burren Girl: Sneak Preview Clips & Crowdfunder Launch
September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Advance tickets $10, $15 at the door. GET TICKETS
A sneak preview and a crowdfunding launch to finish this Irish/Minnesota film, Burren Girl, five years in the making. Live music and appetizers included.
From a small farm high in the hills northeast of Lahinch, County Clare, 19-year-old Anne Davoren left home and country in 1887.
It was a time of drought, land wars and evictions in the west of Ireland. Anne and her sister Mary made a 3,700-mile journey to Minnesota, U.S.A. Like thousands of Irish women and men, they came to build a new life, and to send money home so that their family could stay on the land.
Two generations later, Anne’s story had been forgotten. Determined to fill in the blank pages of her family history, Anne’s granddaughter set out to find the place and people Anne left behind. The place is the Burren, a region of harsh beauty, bright-hued wildflowers and ancient stone forts in north Clare. The people are the O’Davorens, hereditary judges, keepers of Irish Brehon law and a presence in the Burren for 1,200 years.
The documentary film, Burren Girl, uncovers the distant past through the vibrant, present-day community of the Burren. It is not the Ireland of gravestones and faded records that this film offers, but the thrill that comes with reknitting centuries-old Irish connections among the living.