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Book Tickets

Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive (see calendar for dates and times). Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

This month: more nostalgic snapshots of Ireland (some more accurate than others…)

PROGRAMME 1: HAPPY TO MEET. . . SORRY TO PART
This travelogue, featuring the music of Horslips and borrowing its name from their first album (released in 1972), is a light-hearted whistle-stop tour around Ireland narrated by a fictional British traveller and his jolly Irish host.
FILM INFO: 28 minutes, 1974, Colour

PROGRAMME 2: GLIMPSES OF ERIN 
Though full of Blarney and some distortion (“Galway is a thriving little town in the south of Ireland”), this cinema short is notable for its portraits of noble Irish peasants.
FILM INFO: 8 minutes, 1934, Black and White

IRELAND: A NEW LOOK AT THE EMERALD ISLE 
This educational film for American schoolchildren is both facile and inaccurate. The voice-over asserts: “The port city of Galway lies on the northeast coast” and “Ireland cannot import fuel because of its farm economy”. Prepare to be bemused.
FILM INFO: 18 minutes, 1967, Colour

Screenings

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