Mise Seán Ó Riórdáin le Traolach Ó Buachalla
2007 . 52 mins. (Irish with subtitles)
Seán Ó Riórdáin (1916-1977) is the greatest Irish language poet.
His work stands as a testament to his genius and extraordinary ability with language.
He is also a man we know very little about.
Made 30 years after his death this documentary sets out to celebrate his story and provide a monument to a fiercely private figure whose work commands our respect but whose character has never been explored. Poet Louis De Paor takes us on a journey to trace the story of Seán Ó Riórdáin, a very lonely and isolated man who somehow found the inspiration for some of the most beautiful verse ever written. He explores the wealth of his poetry, visits the source of his inspiration, and talks to other key figures to unearth the true story of this remarkable man.