Sean Ronayne's Bird Song - Film Screening and conversation


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cork, Cork

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BIRDSONG is a 52-minute documentary film directed by Kathleen Harris and produced by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan for True Films.

Ornithologist Seán Ronayne from Cobh, Co. Cork is on a mission to record the sound of every bird species in Ireland – that’s nearly 200 birds. Often joined by his partner Alba, he travels to some of the country’s most beautiful and remote locations to capture its most elusive species and soundscapes: the busy seabird colony of Skellig Michael; a native woodland free from road noise in the Burren; the corncrake stronghold of Tory Island; a solitary nest in the Donegal uplands. Along the way we get to know Seán, whose hypersensitivity to sound has proven both a struggle and a strength. At once inspiring and cautionary, Seán’s journey illustrates the beauty and importance of sound, and what listening can tell us about the state of our natural world.

The screening will be followed by Q and A and conversation.

The workshop is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited.  For more information email –

Location: CECAS, Myross Wood House, Leap, Co. Cork P81 Y192