With Covid-19, much of Heritage Week 2020 was online with a huge selection of videos by professionals and amateurs. Paul Murphy directed 7 videos, working with long time collaborator cameraman Ivan Marcos, which all went live on Heritage Week. Most were posted directly to social media pages and all got a massive response from Ireland and from around the world.
Paul Murphy is filmmaker based in Galway, who has in recent years worked with several state agencies. Paul describes the work as ‘telling stories’ with film/video.
Many state bodies look to filmmaking to tell their own stories. Waterways Ireland have led the way in this and have produced 27 short films in a series called ‘Stories from the Waterways’. Paul Murphy has directed this series for Waterways Ireland since 2018. Paul has also produced work for Galway County Council, The National Museum, Clare County Council and this year The Dry Stone Wall Association in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Paul paid tribute to Cormac McCarthy in Waterways Ireland (Environment and Heritage Officer) and Marie Mannion in Galway County Council (Heritage Officer) in particular for their role in putting filmmaking central to telling our heritage stories.
Below are the seven videos produced and published for Heritage Week 2020
Dublin Canals - Volunteer Voices (For Waterways Ireland)
Jackie (For Galway County Council Heritage and Irish Workhouse Centre)
Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (For DSWA and Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)
Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day and Loughrea Virtual Medieval Festival (For Galway CoCo Heritage)
4 exhibitors show their craft
Blacksmith- Mark Wilson
Heritage Straw - Worker Melanie Lorien
Sandra King - Wool Spinning
Brian Quinn - Armoured Combat
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