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The Secret of Roan Inish


The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) is set in 1946 and centred on the Irish folktales of selkies, or seals which can shed their skins and become human. Some believe the Coneely family has selkie blood running through it.

Fiona Coneely (Jeni Courtney) is about 10 years old and sent to live with her paternal grandparents after her mother dies and her father is struggling to care for her. She listens to the old stories and believes she says her long lost young brother being cared for by seals.

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