Special Event: Song of the Sea and Careers Talk with Máire Bhreathnach, Head of Irish Language at BTR (Irish language with English subtitles)

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Song of the Sea
Screening & Talk
Song of the Sea

Event Date

Tue 07 Mar 2023

Event Time

10:00 - 12:15


Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Bóthar na bhFál, An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta, Béal Feirste, Antrim, BT12 6AH, Northern Ireland


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Irish
  • Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education
  • Special Educational Needs


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

A beautiful and touching animation based on an Irish folktale about a little girl who turns into a selkie. This screening will be in Irish with English subtitles.


The Film will be followed by a talk with MÁIRE BHREATHNACH - HEAD OF IRISH LANGUAGE AT BTR

Máire Bhreathnach heads up the Irish language unit in Below the Radar TV and oversees all their Irish language content - both TV and online. She joined the company in 2009 and has produced or exec produced a wide range of programmes for BBC NI, TG4 and RTÉ throughout the years. Some of these productions include the award-winning feature length documentary, ‘Rocky Ros Muc' [TG4]; the two long running studio-based TV series for BBC NI, ‘An Focal Scoir' and ‘I Lár an Aonaigh'; observational documentary series ‘An Teach Seo Againne' for RTÉ; ‘Scéal na Beatha [TG4] and most recently the international co-production ‘Báisteach Rain Stories'.

Máire is also an established broadcaster and presenter and currently fronts ‘An Focal Scoir' and ‘I Lár an Aonaigh' for BBC NI. She also presents BBC Radio Ulster's Irish language magazine programme Blas.

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Film title

Song of the Sea


After the disappearance of her mother when she was a baby, 4-year-old Saoirse, who lives on a small island with her father and older brother Ben, discovers a magical coat that turns her into a seal-like creature called a selkie. Having spent the night swimming with the seals, Saoirse is found washed up on the shore by her Granny who decides she and Ben would be safer living in the city. One Halloween night, longing to return home, Saoirse awakens some faerie creatures, leading the two children on a weird and wonderful journey. Beautifully drawn with a bewitching soundtrack, this is an enchanting feast for the eyes and a heart-felt celebration of traditional Gaelic storytelling and folktales.

Mild threat.


Tomm Moore



Country of Production

Belgium / Denmark / France / Ireland / Luxembourg


  • Animation
  • Family




92 minutes



Venue name

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich


216 Bóthar na bhFál,
Béal Feirste,
BT12 6AH

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