Aneas – Words of Wisdom from the Irish Tradition of Munster
Aneas, meaning from the south, is a celebration of the rich vein of wisdom that is to be found in the Munster folklore tradition of the West Kerry Gaeltacht. It is also a collaboration between two artists who live in Corca Dhuibhne – the writer and documentary film maker Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin, a native of Ceann Trá, and Lanka Haouche, a French photographic artist who has made West Kerry his home.
Combining traditional proverbs, incantations and verse from the living oral tradition Ní Shuilleabháin’s translations and bilingual notes skilfully give context to words of wisdom that have been shared for many a generation. Haouche’s feel for the landscape and the people of his adopted home shine through in every image.