‘The River Remembers’ launches for Culture Night
You can use a QR code, available on posters in 22 locations, including the bridges in Boyle to view a film, specially commissioned for Culture Night 17th September 2021, from local artists Susan Mannion, Rory Pierce, Matthew Gammon and Conor Horgan.
‘The River Remembers’ is a film of stories from the Roscommon Shannon River basin.
You can also view the film here
This Culture Night – Decade of Centenaries 1921::2021 commissioned film and accompanying sculpture mark the second in a series of artist commissions to reflect on Roscommon’s role in the struggle for independence.
Artist Susan Mannion was awarded the 2021 commission for her proposal to create a sculpture and a film. The river and associated stories provide the basis for an artistic interpretation of the development of the nation since 1921 linking to specific points along the River Shannon basin in County Roscommon.
The sculpture created by Susan Mannion will be on display at King House, Boyle, on Culture Night, Friday 17th September 2021.
Funded by Roscommon County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme for Culture Night 2021.