The Seaweed Collectors

In May 1835 a young couple from Moveen set out to harvest seaweed to fertilize their garden as many others did at this time. What unfolded that day was recorded in Mary John Knott’s classic account of Kilkee at that time. This documentary examines the background to the seaweed industry then and now. It features contributions from Paddy Nolan, John Rattigan, Eileen Mulcahy and Michael O’Connell.

It was produced by Jason Murphy and funded by the BAI under the Sound and Vision Scheme with the Television licence fee.

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