There are only 5 days left to watch Bliain an tSneachta Mhoir on the TG4 player. give it a watch please if you can
I’m extremely proud to have cut this documentary as I think its a beautiful little film expertly directed by Colm Bairead. I worked with Colm on last years triple IFTA nominated documentary series ‘An Ceoldrama’ and I think our working together has been fruitful and quite a bit of fun too.
The documentary itself is a look back at one of the coldest winters in Ireland in living memory, a freak ice age that lasted two months. In late January 1947 a cold front left Ireland in an arctic grip with temperatures plummeting to -14°C. The country came to virtual standstill and isolated farms and villages ran low on food, fuel and animal fodder. With firsthand accounts from those who remember it well, and the use of archive film and newspaper articles, this is the story of the Big Freeze.