The work undertaken by the Ilen School is the expression in our own time of Limerick’s and Ireland’s impressive remnants of boat building and boat handling traditions. We hope to give them contemporary forms that will enable them to live on.
Ilen documentary film wins award.
The Ilen is a short film on the joy of working with wood, and documents the words and skills of Ireland’s few remaining traditional shipwrights, currently occupied in the rebuilding this islands sole surviving sail trading ketch. The awarded comes with a prize of $10,000 from the World Wood Day 2015 through their ‘Wood & Humanity’ film competition. In the film, directed by Mia Mullarkey of Ishka Films, the 1926 trading ketch is featured as she draws near to a new operational life upon the sea.
This poignant but hopeful short documentary was made in conjunction with the Ilen School and Network for Wooden Boat Building in Hegarty’s Boat Yard, west Cork and the Ilen School, Limerick City.
From director Mia Mullarkey of Ishka Films