GAELS OF LAUGHTER
Celebrating Bliain na Gaeilge
Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office.
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
A Compilation of stories from Gael Linn’s newsreel showing holiday camps for children and dogs.
FILM INFO: 7 mins, 1956 – 1964, Black & White, Irish language
DIRECTOR: Colm O Laoghaire
The Irish College Ranafast
An early film from the Radharc Team – and one of few presented in the Irish language- this film shows the townland of Ranafast in Donegal comes alive each year as thousands of students from all over Ireland arrive to attend Coláiste Bhríde, stay with local families and improve their Irish.
FILM INFO: 12 mins, 1962, Irish language
An Gheilge Bheo
A young girl fondly remembers her summer at Irish College in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She remembers a visit to Padraig Pearse’s cottage and Raidió na Gaeltachta, fun at the ceilidh, helping local farmers with the harvest and a trip to Aran Mór.
FILM INFO: 30 mins, 1975, Colour, Irish language
DIRECTOR: Jim Mulkerns