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'The Woman Who Walked Across America' screens next week

The documentary comes to TG4 at 9.30pm on Wednesday September 18.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 10 Sep 2013



Charting the heroic journey of Mary Devine, who crossed America on foot with her four year old daughter during the 1860s in a desperate attempt to return home to West Kerry where she had emigrated from a number of years earlier, An Bhean A Shiúil Trasna Mheiriceá (The Woman Who Walked Across America) will air on TG4 next week.

The bilingual documentary is a story of strength, will-power and the ultimate survival of an Irish woman as uncovered through the personal discovery by her direct descendant, broadcaster and poet Danny Sheehy.

The Stray Dog Films production, beautifully scored by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, is on TG4 at 9.30pm on Wednesday September 18.

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