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Film celebrates legendary Gráinne’s East Clare legacy

MYTH, legend and folklore from East Clare have been beautifully brought to life in a new documentary, ‘Born from Fire’. The short feature from Dolmen Films celebrates the legacy of Gráinne and documents how the legendary daughter of a local chieftain came to be buried in East Clare. Her burial place gave Tuamgraney its name and she is remembered in many other features of the local landscape.  “I grew up with these stories and legends,” said Turlough Ó Cinnéide of Dolmen Films, who directed the documentary alongside Marta Di Giovanni and produced it with Joseph Palmer.  The Scariff man, who also shot some of the work and edited it, wanted to create a visual tribute to the area’s mythical landscape.  “East Clare is very beautiful and there’s something magical about the landscape,” he said. “I was reared with stories about the area and when we were young, we had a book of folklore stories by Ruth Marshall. I suppose I …

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