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Heart in the Stone

Specially commissioned film marking 800 years of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

Sun 17th April 2022 - Wed 20th April 202220:30 - 21:30

A film to celebrate 800 years of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church will be launched on Sunday April 17th.

The 25 min film, ‘Heart in the Stone’ was commissioned by festival committee, YOUGHAL 2020, and made by Youghal filmmaker, Michael Twomey with music composed by Tony Sheehan.

Twomey says he was given total artistic freedom to make the film. “It was exciting to be asked and to be told to make whatever I felt would reflect the essence of the place.  It’s really a film about time, the cycle of the seasons. When you stand in a church as old as St Mary’s it makes you reflect on time and your place in it. It’s a beautiful spot and I hope the film captures that.”

He adds that the project is best described as a visual poem that contains film, spoken word and music. “Tony Sheehan has produced the perfect score for the mood of what I am trying to convey. Both of us grew up, and still live, a stone’s throw from the church so I think it’s fitting that we collaborated on this work.”

Following the premiere of the film on the 17th. April at 8:30pm, the film will screen for a further 3 days until 20th April, at 8:30pm in the church.

This is a FREE event but with limited capacity. Bookings are available at from EVENTBRITE

Photos: Detail from the Film “The Heart in the Stone” credit Michael Twomey.
For further information contact Filmmaker Michael Twomey – [email protected]
Or Byran Mohally, Chair of Youghal 2020 – [email protected]