What happened when the witch hunts came to Ireland?
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Dedicated to all the smart, sassy, bold women who died in the witch hunts.
What happened when the witch-hunts came to the island of Ireland? Here was a culture that worshipped goddesses, with a mythology featuring a pantheon of fairy folk and powerful female deities. This series explores the rare cases of witchcraft accusations in Ireland, the beliefs and social conditions that underpinned them, and the brutal consequences suffered by the accused. Set against the backdrop of traditional beliefs where powerful women created the landscape and ruled the Otherworld.
Women once had power that was revered and respected. Where did it go? Why was it stamped out? And what do all these womens’ stories have to teach us today?
A Lagan Media Production for TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland. With funding from the BAI and ILBF.
|Broadcaster||TG4, BBC NI|
|Format||6 x 25 mins|
|TX Date||March 8th 2022, TG4|
|Produced by||Ashlene Aylward|
|Written & Directed by||Paula Kehoe|
Production stills photography by Martin Maguire