On the 13th of July at 8pm in an Crannóg in Ros Muc local hero, Seán Ó Mainnín, returns home to attend the screening of “Rocky Ros Muc” a film about his boxing career.
It examines the spirit inside the ring and the troubles outside, as well as the reality of emigration and its impact on identity. In the mid-1970s Seán Ó Mainnín left Galway for Boston. From humble beginnings, to competing for a world title boxing crown; from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc in Connemara to the criminal underworld of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and the mean streets of Boston.
Rocky Ros Muc is Seán Ó Mainnín’s story; his life, boxing career, and the ups and downs of both. This is a story of survival, determination, honour and strength. A Below the Radar production in association with ILBF, MG Alba and BAI. Directed by Michael Fanning. Produced by Máire Bhreathnach. Writer and associate producer Rónán Mac Con Iomaire.