The Writing in the Sky

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This is the story of a writer and his place, of his horse, his dog and three thousand migrating barnacle geese. The writer is Dermot Healy, an outstanding poet, playwright, novelist and autobiographer who is, according to Roddy Doyle, Ireland's greatest writer.

The place is Ballyconnell, on the wild coast of Sligo, the dog is Tiny, the horse is Lucky, and the geese arrive from Greenland around October each year for a six-month stay. Filmed over those six months, The Writing in the Sky is the portrait of both an artist and of a magnificent landscape and its inhabitants, human and animal.

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