Jimmy Laffey, Ballinrooaun..
In 2018 Michael Fortune spent a few days in this area chatting to people about the plants, flowers and trees that were to be found on their property. Michael was interested in the background as to why they were there and some interesting facts about them and where they were growing.
This was a joint initiative between the Skehana & District Heritage Group and Michael Fortune and was commissioned for the Tulca Festival of Visual Artists: TACTICAL MAGIC.
In this extract from the film Michael is with Jimmy Laffey and they are discussing a ‘fairy bush’ on Jimmy’s farm and also the discovery of an important 8th century brooch found in that same field by has late father Seamus Laffey. Click below to connect to the clip: