Film gems from IFI Irish Film Archive to tour nationwide as part of Local Films For Local People

The Irish Film Institute brings films from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive back to the counties in which they were made with Local Films for Local People, a nationwide tour that will take in Waterford, Kerry, Tipperary, Galway, Leitrim and Clare, running from April to October. An exciting and varied programme of county-specific films presented in collaboration with a range of cultural partners around the country. Now in its third year, Local Films for Local People provides an accessible route for a broad range of audiences to their county’s film heritage which is preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.

The programmes carry invaluable documents of domestic life, school days, agriculture, industry, sport, music and more. Many of the programmes, which date from the earliest days of cinema to recent times, include ciné-concerts featuring silent films accompanied by local musicians.


April 20th – ‘Down Waterford Way’ at Celtic Media Festival, Dungarvan, Waterford.

Booking: www.celticmediafestival.co.uk

June 24th – ‘Kerry Kaleidoscope’ at Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare

Booking: www.carnegieartskenmare.ie

July 1st –‘Tipperary Tales’ at Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

Enquiries to: damerhousegallery@gmail.com

July 5th-10th – ‘Yet More Glimpses of Galway’ at Galway Film Fleadh (date tbc)

Booking: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

September 16th (Culture Night) – ‘Leitrim on Film’ at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

Booking: www.thedock.ie

October 21st – ‘On a Clare Day’ at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare

Booking: www.glor.ie


For more media information and images please contact Deirdre O’Reilly at the IFI Press Office on 01 679 5744

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland