Coast to Coast
This is a film following a handful of friends traversing the country on an off-road adventure. We begin our journey at the mouth of the Boyne in Mornington on Ireland's Ancient East and follow the river for fours days nearly to its source before meeting the Grand canal at Edenderry. We continue to the Shannon at Portumna before entering the West and travelling through southern Galway, taking in Gort and Lough Graney (Clare) before we've to negotiate the Burren. The big reveal and what we're all gearing up for is catching sight of the Atlantic ocean and nearing our destination at the magical Cliffs of Moher.
Coast to Coast had its World Premiere at the 30th Galway Film Fleadh 2018.
The walk commenced May 2017 from Mornington, Co. Meath.
The route took 14 days in total including two full rest days before finishing at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher.
My friend Munich walks everywhere. He had done this route twice before so he took the lead. There was no more than six of us walking throughout the journey at a given time, with one or two joining for shorter spells only. Each adventurer was both engaging and enthusiastic. I think I captured this in the film.
I thought that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk across our beautiful country on a route that is mostly forgotten, seeing parts of Ireland that are hidden to most and, it could be argued, being left to slip into obscurity. Now that Coast to Coast is over however, I wish to make it my business to walk across Ireland again. Our tiny island has an abundance to offer.