Stories Lived

The Golden Mountain

Crough Patrick is known as the Holy Mountain of Ireland. Every year thousands of people climb Crough Patrick to renew their faith or to see the spectacular views that Clew bay has to offer. Crough Patrick also contains a gold seam that is worth in the region of 400 million. However, extraction techniques would have led to the destruction of the mountain and the surrounding environment. This documentary follows the work of the local community to prevent the mining occurring.


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Cathal Mac Reamoinn

Cathal is a filmmaker from the West of Ireland. He has worked in Europe and in America gather a huge amount of experience in the field. He has always had a deep love of nature and the environment. Living at the foot of Crough Patrick the preservation of the spectacular beauty was always at the forefront of Cathal’s mind.