Loch Dearg | Harvest Films | Independent Documentary Film Company

Loch Dearg

Loch Dearg

Harvest Films | 2008 | 26 mins
TG4

Station Island, four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal is better known as Loch Dearg, a pilgrimage location that dates back over one thousand years. Though Loch Dearg survives today as a living remnant of the early Irish Church, many pilgrims today are more conscious of the spiritual atmosphere of the Island. The tradition of the Loch Dearg pilgrimage entails three days of fasting, walking barefoot, and keeping continuously awake for a period of 24 hours.

Dir: Pat Collins & Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde | Prod: Pat Collins | Camera: Colm Hogan & Keith Walsh | Sound: John Brennan | Ed: Gordon Bruic