Mayo couple feature in new TG4 documentary about living in Covid times

Westport couple Sarah and Adrian McVann, who will feature in the new TG4 documentary.

Westport couple Sarah and Adrian McVann, who will feature in the new TG4 documentary.

A Mayo couple is to feature in a new Irish language programme - Saol Faoi Ghlas - an chéad dianghlasáil - a one-hour documentary that follows the lives of ordinary Irish people living in extraordinary times, through Ireland’s Covid-19 lockdown, from April to September 2020.

A press release on the programme stated: "In March 2020, our lives were turned upside down as we were forced to come to grips with the implications of living under the shadow of a global pandemic. Following unique characters and stories, Saol Faoi Ghlas captures an unprecedented time in Ireland’s history as it explores the added challenges of living under lockdown.

"Featuring a mixture of self-shot and documentary footage from characters in every province in Ireland, this documentary is a snapshot into a time where we, as a people, struggled with the new demands placed on us. Despite the personal hardship suffered by those featured in this documentary, this is ultimately a story of hope that reminds us of our resilience and strength as individuals and as communities.

"Among those featured in the documentary is Mayo man Billy O’Toole from Claremorris, cocooning in Galway. After the Cystic Fibrosis sufferer received a double lung transplant in 2011, he contracted swine flu and ended up in a coma. Having given up work to cocoon, Billy finds it hard not to be able to contribute to his job but knows that catching Coronavirus could kill him.

"Westport couple Sarah and Adrian McVann are expecting their first baby in the middle of a pandemic and are faced with the reality that many expectant couples found themselves in, as Sarah will enter the maternity ward alone."

The programme will air on Wednesday, November 18 on TG4, at 9.30pm.


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