Events Archive

Film: Living in a Coded Land

Wed 22 May 7pm

Leitrim farmers Tommy Earley & Jim McCaffrey will take part in a pre film discussion. 

Tommy Earley won Local Biodiversity Champion Award from the Irish Wildlife Trust this year for his work with his farm, Mount Allen.Mount Allen Farm offers visitors a unique opportunity to gain access to a part of the country that has been virtually undisturbed on the shores of Lough Allen. They offer a number of walks, with the option of focusing on local ecology, biodiversity, local history or farm management/maintenance itself, all personally guided and explained. They also offer a number of workshops including Moth Trapping, Conducting Butterfly Transect, Hedge Coppicing, Composting, and many more. The farm has a high heritage value because of its variety of habitats which include Lowland Raised-bog; semi-improved grassland; wildflower meadow; lake shore; woodland; river.

Documentary 'Living in A Coded Land' by Director Pat Collins examines our relationship with the land & the past. The documentary prompts us to think about the context - historical, social and philosophical of our identity. As we grapple with current issues from Brexit to land use and economic forces, this film looks at the legacy of colonialism, patronage and privilege. Collins use of archive material, both sound and image, intercut with present - day footage and commentators, geographers and historians.