05 May 2012, 5pm
Bealtaine Launch: Film & Talk: Who is Dervla Murphy?
Dir: Garret Daly, Ire. 2011, 60 min. €4
Followed by a discussion with Director Garret Daly
Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer. A fiercely independent woman who turned her back on societal conventions at a time when few were as brave, this documentary explores the woman behind the words.
Featuring footage at her home in Lismore and journeys with her granddaughters, viewers will be given new insight into Dervla’s home life. The programme also features interviews with her daughter Rachel Murphy, broadcaster and travel writer Manchán Magan, her publisher John Murray as well as Dervla herself.