Friday 16 November 2018

The Screamers?

Rory Egan

IN 1974 on Innisfree, off the coast of Donegal, a group of free thinkers formed a community called the Atlantis Foundation. Their goals were simple: to live in harmony with their environment and in peace with each other.

The Atlantis Foundation may have remained low-key if it wasn't for Primal Screaming Therapy - a way of removing angst by screaming your lungs out and thus reverting, so the theory goes, to your most primal self. The community members would wail away, happy in their private location.

But Ireland is a small place and it was only a matter of time before the locals in Burtonport found out. In no time at all they were known by all and sundry as "The Screamers". Legend had it that, weather permitting, you could hear them screaming like banshees.

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