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Short film captures rugged beauty of Donegal’s Glashedy

The island of Glashedy which has been made the subject of a short film directed by Michael McLaughlin.

A SHORT film showcasing the beauty and unspoilt wildness of the Donegal island of Glashedy has become an internet hit.

‘Glashedy – I Am Your Rock’ was written by Danny O’Donnell and directed by Michael McLaughlin with the music provided by the group Bodhran Abu.

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Given the breathtaking scenery captured by the team, it is not difficult to see why thousands of people flocked to Ballyliffin’s shores last week.

See the video here: https://youtu.be/4OnCViUEla4

Glashedy – I am your rock.

I have counted every wave and swell that has coursed and danced about me.

I feel every crash and swirl of gravel between my toes and every tide rise with its cool, driving flows.

I stand resolute, stubborn, and unyielding. Dark and forbidding, never weak and pale.
I watch and listen, and if I could talk or move, I could tell many a tale.

I see lovers stroll hand in hand along the curving Pollan strand and explore themselves among the heaving bosoms of grassy knolls and mounded golden sand.

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I see family’s grow day by day, year on year, playing on the stone speckled shore and freckled, spiky land.

I hear the seagull’s call, above the white, dimpled spheres, that trip and skip merrily along lush, green boulevards, and sometimes play peek-a-boo among the greying, sun-bleached rough.

I will listen soon for expectant pauses and loud, thunderous applauses.

If I could move, I would be among the swaying, moving throng.

But I am always here.
I am unmoved.
I am Granite.
I am Glashedy.

I am your rock.

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