A short documentary about the Royal Canal in Longford, in memory of my grandad Noel McGeeney
Towards the end of 2015, I joined the Outtake Media group in Longford with a few other budding filmmakers, in a project called “Making TV to Remember”.
The idea behind the project was for us all to make a short video documentary which would capture something about the past within the County of Longford.
For thirty years, my Grandad Noel McGeeney worked on, and campaigned to get the Royal Canal in Longford cleaned up, and fully restored, bringing the harbour back into the Market Square.
The photograph above is my Grandads house, and as you can see the harbour took over the square. As a young boy, Grandad swam in the harbour and canal, and often recalled fond memories.
This video documentary captures just some of the tourism possibilities that could happen if proper work was done on the canal. It is a testament to the work my Grandad began, with the hope that one day his dream will come true.
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