Fri 14 July | 15:30 | Pálás Screen 1

2022 | Ireland | 53’| Documentary

On the 10th May 1943, something came ashore on Ballymanus strand in rural Donegal, Ireland. The next day, nineteen people, mostly children, were dead.

A generation of the small townland was lost. Calls for answers were silenced by the authorities. No one has been held accountable. The disaster is unknown outside of the close-knit community, and barely spoken of within it.

Ballymanus tells the story of one of the worst tragedies in modern Irish history, through the words of the victims’ descendants and the memories of the few remaining survivors.

Irish Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Directors/Writers: Patrick Sharkey, Seán Doupe
Producer: Patrick Sharkey

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