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Animo Television will be filming a television programme for RTÉ 1 in Westport at the end of September. This episode will form part of a six-part documentary series about The Gathering Ireland.
The Gathering is a national cultural event running during 2013. Throughout the year, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. Events will include clan gatherings where people will discover their roots, to rugby clubs hosting foreign teams for sevens tournament, and conferences for international business colleagues.
In this particular episode of the series, Amino Television wants to include some personal stories about Irish people who left Westport and are now living abroad. They would like to hear from local people if they have a friend or family member who emigrated from Westport at any time over the last 60 years. They may have lost touch or they may still be in regular contact.
Amino are also looking to hear about the ideas that people in Westport and around Mayo have for The Gathering next year, however big or small. They can be completely new ideas or plans that are already underway.
If you have a story to tell about someone you miss who is now living overseas, or if you are part of a sports or social club, a community group, a school or a business and are planning a Gathering event, Amino would like to hear from you.
The series is due to broadcast on RTÉ 1 in October and November. Please contact Doireann O’Hara with your personal stories or plans for The Gathering on doireann@animo.ie or telephone 087 6882103.