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Saturday 20 April 2019

Film celebrating our diversity

At the launch The Diversity of Cultural Heritage in County Wexford film ‘Feeding The Soul’ in Wexford Arts Centre: Rosemary Hayes, Elizabeth White, Ned Wall, Benny Mythen, Billy Doyle, Karla Sanches O’Connell, Catherine Kielthy Dempsey, Eileen Morrissey, Bridget Connors, Lisa McDonald, acting on behalf of the chairperson of Wexford County Council, Mirona Mara and Terrence White
At the launch The Diversity of Cultural Heritage in County Wexford film ‘Feeding The Soul’ in Wexford Arts Centre: Rosemary Hayes, Elizabeth White, Ned Wall, Benny Mythen, Billy Doyle, Karla Sanches O’Connell, Catherine Kielthy Dempsey, Eileen Morrissey, Bridget Connors, Lisa McDonald, acting on behalf of the chairperson of Wexford County Council, Mirona Mara and Terrence White

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Cllr. Lisa McDonald, acting on behalf of the County Council chairman, officially launched 'Feeding the Soul', a short documentary film about cultural diversity in County Wexford, at a special screening in Wexford Arts Centre.

The event was attended by Eileen Morrissey, Director of Cultural Heritage with the County Wexford Library Service . Other guests of honour included the Wexford residents who were interviewed for the film including Karla Sanchez O' Connell, a native of Mexico; the piper Ned Wall; Benny Mythen originally from Ghana; Bridget Connors a representative of the Traveller community; Billy Doyle, a member of the Rosslare Memorial for lifeboat members who lost their lives rescuting the crew of the Mexico ship; Mirona Mara, a visual artist originally from Romania; Padraig Grant, the well-known Wexford photographer and Catherine Kielthy Dempsey, proprietor of Mary's Bar in John's Gate Street, Wexford.

The film commissioned by the Arts Centre and made by filmmaker Terence White was made with the

support of Wexford County Council, Creative Ireland Cultural Heritage and Bliain na Gaeilge Scheme 2018.

A copy of the film is available to the public at Wexford Library and will also be available to view soon on a link to the Creative Ireland website.

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