Premier Hosted by Dungarvan Lions Club, In Aid of The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind On Saturday 23rd April @ 7pm
Who Is Dervla Murphy?, an intimate film portrait of Ireland’s foremost travel writer, will premiere at SGC Dungarvan on Saturday 23rd April. Hosted by Dungarvan Lions Club, in aid of The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, the event will commence at 7pm with a wine reception, followed by a screening of this fascinating documentary at 7.30pm. Running for only six nights, Who Is Dervla Murphy? is playing exclusively in just two cinemas in the country, Movies at Dundrum and here at SGC Dungarvan, we are honoured to say. Tickets are available now at Dungarvan Lions Club, Wine Buff Dungarvan, Heritage Centre Lismore, and SGC Dungarvan.
A Waterford woman, hailing from Lismore, Dervla Murphy is an inspirational figure. A fiercely independent woman, who did not allow repressive societal conventions to confine her desires and dreams, Dervla journeyed around the world as a single woman, conveying her unique innate strength. Recording all of the wondrous sights she witnessed, Dervla embarked on voyages most people only dream about, venturing to Tibet, Cameroon, Rwanda, Peru, Ethiopia, Cuba and Siberia, drinking in all she saw with wonder, curiosity, and an astute political sensibility. Transforming each experience into a successful and enthralling book, her first book, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, has been the inspiration for many to follow in her footsteps.
Detailing her esteemed professional life, this rousing documentary also airs rare footage of Dervla’s personal life, showing clips of her family home in Lismore, as well as interviews with her daughter Rachel, actor Michael Palin, publisher John Murray, and broadcaster and fellow travel writer Manchan Magan. From Mixed Bag Media, in association with County Waterford Arts Office, Who Is Dervla Murphy? is the winner of Best Documentary at the Waterford Film Festival, and has been noted for Official Selection at a host of other valued festivals, including Galway Film Festival, Chicago Irish Film Festival, and Banff International Film Festival. An unmissable experience, Who Is Dervla Murphy? journeys to screens on 23rd April.