Fear na nOileán
(Man of the Islands)

52 minute documentary
Produced by Anne Marie Nic Ruaidhri for Lugh Films, Funded by TG4 and the BCI
  • First screening on Tory Island Wednesday 28th December 2006
  • This documentary was broadcast on TG4 the 24th of January 2007 at 9.30 pm.


Fear na nOileán  (Man of the Islands), 2006 film by Lugh Films / Scannain Lugh Teoranta, Co. Donegal, Ireland
In 1980, the Jesuit priest Fr Ó Péicín discovered that the local authority was beginning the process of rehousing the Tory Islanders on the mainland, evacuating the island.
This film tell the story of the fight of the islanders lead by the priest to save their home and their way of life and how this " case of deliberate neglect " highlighted a big European problem.
Participants: Fr Ó Péicín, Dr Ian Paisley, Scottish MEP Ms Winnie Ewing, Bishop Hegarty -Bishop of Derry, Jerry Moriarty - Irish Times Journalist, Colm Ó Torna,
Tarlach de Blacam of Inis Meáin, Minister Pat the Cope Gallagher, Donegal Fine Gael TD Dinny Mc Ginley, John Kelly - former Donegal County Councillor, Anne Marie Nic Ruaidhrí- Islander, Pól Rodgers-Islander, Patsy Dan Rodgers- King of Tory, Patrick Boyle-Islander, Nabla Boyle-Islander, Anton Meenan-Islander.
Archives: BBC, RTE, WDR, INA, Island Trust and islander’s personal film.

Tory Island, after the prophecy...

5 years in the most remote community of Ireland
Directed by Loïc Jourdain

Short Synopsis

Tory Island, after the prophecy...2006 film by Lugh Films / Scannain Lugh Teoranta, Co. Donegal, Ireland
This observational documentary depicts the small community of Tory Island through the seasons from Christmas Eve to Mid Summer night's bonfire complete with rave music.......a rare opportunity to penetrate an Island's close knit world for a while and contemplate how we would cope with isolation. Filmed between 2001 and 2005, this film reveals deep truths of islander’s life in the 21st century.

Duration : 57 minutes
Format : 16/9 colour / Stereo
Director : Loïc Jourdain
Producers : Frederic Legall and David Rane
Script : Julian Stone and Loïc Jourdain
Cinematography : Tristan Clamorgan and Loïc Jourdain
Sound : Jerome Florenville and Guillaume Beauron
Editing : Philippe Baillon
Original Musique composed by Arnaud Ruest

Produced by Vivement lundi ! (France) and Vinegar Hill Productions (Ireland)
With the support :
CNC, Centre national de la Cinematographie
Vivement Lundi ! (France)
Vinegar Hill (Ireland)
Scannain Lugh (Ireland)
TV Breizh
Conseil régional de Bretagne
Conseil Général du Finistère