Journey to the well: A visit with poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh

Panorama at the foot of Mount Errigal

Irish poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh lives in the north of County Donegal on land his family has farmed for generations. Tucked in a beautiful glen under the shadow of Mount Errigal, his house is decked with colourful Tibetan prayer flags. It’s a unique place in the heart of the Gaeltacht region, where Irish is still the everyday language. Irish is also the language in which Ó Searcaigh writes his poetry. A short walk to fetch a bucket of water evokes the Donegal landscape.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: April 4, 2003