Ire­land’s An­cient East

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A father tells his child bed­time sto­ries about vi­o­lent con­flicts and im­pris­oned po­lit­i­cal fig­ures and weird old druids. The child is en­thralled by this in­sight into what it’s like to live out­side of Dalkey and yet the child’s mother in­ex­pli­ca­bly drags the father away. The child peers at the book his father was read­ing. He re­alises that the pages are blank and that his father is quite mad. It’s an im­por­tant mo­ment in his life. “Great sto­ries stay with you for­ever,” says the voiceover artist who hasn’t quite grasped what’s go­ing on here. Core mes­sage: Peo­ple al­ways dis­ap­point you. Come look at moun­tains.

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