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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: ST PATRICK’S DAZE

Join us for free films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office. Programme 1 will screen on Mondays throughout March, Programme 2 will screen on Wednesdays throughout March, while Saturdays will have a double-bill of both programmes. Please see www.ifi.ie for times.

 

PROGRAMME 1

TRIAL AT TARA

A short Hollywood drama where the people of Tara, all druids and non–believers, are pitted against St. Patrick and his followers.  The film ends with an address (lasting approximately 7 mins) to camera by Rosary Crusader Fr. Peyton.

FILM INFO: 28 mins, 1953, Ireland, Black and White

 

PROGRAMME 2

AMHARC ÉIREANN NEWSREEL

St Patrick’s Day, Dublin 1960

FILM INFO: 4 mins, 1960, Ireland, Black and White

 

IRELAND IN SPRING

An Tóstal, a series of festival celebrating Irish culture in the 1950s, was designed to attract tourists into the country in the spring. President Seán T. O’Kelly opens the festival with a float-filled parade in Dublin. The pageant of Saint Patrick is presented in Croke Park followed by a colourful slate of events around the country.

FILM INFO: 27 mins, 1957, Ireland

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