Christy Moore’s sung version of my poem Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, first released on the album Lily in 2016, features on the soundtrack of the new sports documentary- Coming Home – Ag Teacht Abhaile.
“Paddy O’Leary was raised on a dairy farm in County Wexford, Ireland, and grew up playing on the local hurling and Gaelic football fields. However, he didn’t discover his love and talent for ultra running until he moved to the US in 2013.
Now he’s coming home to rediscover Ireland through the lens of mountain running. He’ll be attempting the Wicklow Round – a 26-peak, 100km, off-trail challenge in the mountains to the south of Dublin. Along the way, he’ll visit pubs, kitchens, and farmhouses across the country to learn about Ireland’s mountain running community and history.”
The film premieres tonight in UCD cinema. I’m heading along!