Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1.10pm. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
Inspired by An Cailín Ciúin, these programmes explore rural childhoods in times gone by.
Sean and Mary O’Reilly live simple lives with their parents on a small farm in the west of Ireland.
(14 mins, 1954, Digital, Black & White)
The Richmonds, in contrast, are a prosperous farming family from Co. Antrim where farming is the most important economic activity in the province.
(16 mins, 1961, Digital)
Winners of the Young Farmer of the Year Award are seen at home in Kiltegan and Tuam.
(3 mins, 1960/1961, Digital, Black & White)
IRISH BOY, STORY OF SEÁN
12-year-old Seán O’Connor lives on a dairy farm in south west Ireland. He enjoys his school and sporting life but is saddened when his older brother leaves home to work in a Dublin factory.
(17 mins, 1970, Digital)
Recommended age: 10+
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn