Join Ken Fox in the Abbey Centre on Saturday morning for a screening of the 1966 Disney film 'The Fighting Prince of Donegal'. Ken was a young movie buff when this film first came to Ballyshannon, and he was struck by the movie version of the Donegal landscape. The movie had in fact been shot in England, and this representation of the inauthentic is the subject of Ken's lecture following the screening.
After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Donnell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.
First screened in the cinema in Ballyshannon on its initial release, the film takes up the story of Red Hugh O'Donnell as he attempts to free Ireland from English rule. Although some of the plot is factual, many elements in the story are fictionalised, including the landscape!