Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Beneath the lakes

This is a film that parallels photos of certain houses and areas, as they were in 1939 in Wicklow and how they are today, sunk in 1940, beneath the Poulaphuca reservoir. Astonishing to realize that 6500 acres of farms, four bridges and I think 75 houses were sunk by said reservoir. In the event of drought would all those buildings and bridges ever be re-revealed?

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