‘Moving mountains, wishing well, Bridget Cleary, we won’t tell’

‘Moving mountains, wishing well, Bridget Cleary we won’t tell’

Performance, St Patricks Well, Clonmel

Mc Guinness was commissioned by Clonmel Junction Festival to create a work that responded to the story of Bridget Cleary a woman suspected to be a changling and burned alive by her husband outside Clonmel 1896. The 15 local female volunteers worked with the artist to create a large-scale outdoor performance, which looked to invoke a feminine charge within the sacred site of St Patricks well. Through the enactment of a ritual, the performance looked to acknowledge the importance of women’s position in Irish society and to connect to lost systems of ancient ritual power.

Cameraman: Micheal Kelly

Soundscape: Ellen King

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