Ian Duhig’s award-winning poem The Lammas Hireling explores superstition in 20th Century rural Ireland. A farmer hires a casual labourer from a hiring fair and becomes wealthy very quickly. Little does he know that the hireling is in fact a witch, who changes into a hare at full moon. He is awoken one night to the screams of the witch who has been caught in a fox trap.
Staring Cork actors Rosie O'Regan and Geoff Daykin. Screenplay adaptation by Sam Thomas. Music by Macarena Ferrer. Directed by Paul Casey.
Premiered in 2010 at the Zebra Poetry Film festival in Berlin.
Clones Film Festival (in competition), Monaghan – 24th October 2010
Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Night, Cork – 8th November 2010
Foyle Film Festival (in competition), Derry – 27th November 2010
Cork Spring Literary Festival, Metropole Hotel, Cork, February 2011
Corona Cork Film Festival, Gate Cinema Cork – 8th November 2011
Sadho Poetry Film Festival, New Delhi – 12th November 2011
(Plus on tour through eight cities in India during 2012)
StAnza Poetry Festival, Edinburgh – 14th to 18th March 2012
Cork Underground Film Festival - 15th August 2012