Draíocht, draoidheacht. This Irish term, whose literal translation is (1) druidic art, druidism, (2) witchcraft, magic; charm, enchantment, is a ‘power’ or ‘talent’ attributed to the Tuatha Dé Danann in their ability to overcome the Fir Bolg, who preceded them in Ireland. Cf. Ir. draoitheach, ‘magician, wizard’; see also “druid”.
From James MacKillop. “draíocht.” A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. (March 31, 2012).
So, we take the meaning to be “magic” or “enchantment.”
Gabriel Byrne wrote it. And starred in it. Áine O Connor directed it. It is one of the few modern films that uses the Gaelic language. There are no subtitles. It is amazing.
From what I’ve been able to discover, Draíocht was first broadcast on Irish Television in 1996 or 1997. And then it disappeared. Thanks to a Gabriel Byrne fan, now we have the film again. Enjoy!
A brief series of screencaps is in the Gallery.