A crew, including a writer, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat they built themselves, on an inspiring and dangerous 2,500km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. They rowed from Ireland in the ‘Naomhóg’ (a traditional West Kerry rowing Curragh/boat) following the coastal routes of their ancestors. For hundreds of years, people sailed from Ireland to a Coruña in Northern Spain, and walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. This inspiring crew began their own version of this historical voyage in 2014. Pulling into coastal towns and villages en route, camping and cooking as they went, this eclectic crew forged many new friendships; surprising those they met with a boat that seems to come straight out of the Middle Ages. Every community that they have connected with opened their doors and their hearts, and the men have, in exchange, inspired them with courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways.
Featuring Musicians Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley, Artist Liam Holden, Stonemason Breandán Moriarty & Writer & Poet, Danny Sheehy (1951-2017)
Director: Donal O Ceilleachair
Producers: Donal O Ceilleachair, Martina Durac
Duration: 98 mins