Solas : Awakening Ireland
A nationwide series of illuminations, which will see many of Ireland’s most beautiful rural locations and urban landscapes immersed in light.
Locations featured in Solas: Awakening Ireland include the GPO and the Mansion House in Dublin, Trim Castle in Meath, Powerscourt Waterfall in Wicklow, Athenry Castle in Galway, Grianán of Aileach in Donegal and many more. These iconic locations and buildings will be illuminated with projections of reimagined, contemporary Irish imagery such as Ogham lettering, phrases and typography.
The displays will be captured on film and set to a specially commissioned spoken word performance and music composition, which calls on the nation to remain hopeful through these challenging times. These illumination films will be presented on SPF TV at stpatricksfestival.ie from March 12th to 17th.
Voiceovers : Aoibheann McCann & Patrick McBrearty
Director : Luke Leslie
Director of Photography : Andrew Cummins
Focus Puller : Sam Mulcahy
Second Camera Unit : Kev L Smith
Editor : Peter Madden
Composer : Jonathan Casey
Live Cellos : Ailbhe McDonagh
Script Writers : Leah Leslie, Luke Leslie & Gary Duggan
Aerial Unit : The Drone Guys
Festival Producer : Neil Burke
Project Lead : Callum Buchanan
Head of Production : Tony Killeen
Production & Logistics Coordinator : Darren Murphy
Production & Licensing Coordinator : Steph Farrell
Outdoor Event & Broadcast Coordinator : David ‘Spud’ Murphy
Lighting Design and Install : Tom Rohan, EventCo
Lighting Design / Powerscourt Waterfall : Conor Biddle
Project Assistant : Chloe Tully
Still Photographer : Donal Healy
Covid Compliance Officers : Siobhan Buffini & Niall Barrett
Site Managers : Ronan Conroy & Adam Fitzsimons.
Crew : Paul Kelly, Colm Robinson, Susan Collins, Keith Newman, Simon Kennedy, Keith Newman, Brian Murray, Gus McDonagh, Rob Usher Gunter Bleikss, Kevin Dermody, Tony Gunning, Paul Grace, Dougie McConnon, Matthew Kilmurry, & Ulick McAvaddey Lighting EventCo Session Hire With thanks to : Dublin City Council, Office of Public Works, Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Office, Monaghan County Council, Fingal County Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, An Post, Trinity College Dublin, Powerscourt Estates, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Shannon Heritage, Health 1st Pharmacy Monaghan, Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, The Courts Service of Ireland