The Wexford Whale animation is a short film that will be screened before our main Monday evening film, Róise and Frank.
The Wexford Whale animation directed by David Begley features drawings by David and pupils of Scoil Mhuire National School, Rosslare. The film’s evocative soundtrack was created by Ruah Pearson and includes a voice recording by Richard Sabin, principal curator of mammals at The Natural History Museum, London.
The film is based on the story of the 25 metre blue whale captured by Lifeboat pilot Ned Wickham outside Wexford harbour in March 1891. The skeleton of the whale hangs in The Natural History Museum, London.
Image © David Begley 2022