TG4 to broadcast ‘touching’ documentary on Arranmore tragedy

A documentary which tells the tale of the biggest disaster to strike the island of Arranmore off the coast of Donegal, will premiere on TG4 at 9.30pm tonight(Wednesday).

The documentary recounts the story of when 19 people lost their lives off the coast of Arranmore just a few hundred feet from shore after returning from the tattyhoking season in Scotland.

The documentary speaks to the only survivor Paddy Gallagher, who lost seven members of his family in the tragedy.

Much of the documentary was filmed in the house where Paddy spent months recovering before returning home.

Fr John Joe Duffy, Parish Priest on Arranmore Island, said its a very touching documentary.