‘Legacy of Lixnaw’ was filmed at the Old Court, Lixnaw, Co Kerry. The camera takes us through the site of the ancient palace, the seat of the Fitzmaurices. Narrated by local historian, Pat Joe Gilbert, it weaves the story of this space in times long past…the decadent east and west wings, ballroom, frescoes, the dutch oven in the kitchen, cider making and fish ponds. While humans have long since abandoned the palace, it is now rich in biodiversity and a home to birds, animals, spiders, insects, fungi, plants and trees.
Filmed and edited by Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake.
Narrated by Pat Joe Gilbert, Local Historian, Lixnaw.
‘Roisin Dubh’ performed by Ceolteori na Ceolainne, Lixnaw.
Thanks to Pat Joe Gilbert, Frank Quilter, Patrick Costello and Maura Walsh.
Supported by Creative Ireland Kerry and Kerry County Council Arts Office.