Join us for FREE daily screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive in July (please see calendar for programme times). Simply collect your free tickets at the IFI Box Office.
DOWN ON THE FARM
IRISH CHILDREN: RURAL LIFE IN WESTERN IRELAND
Sean and Mary O’Reilly live simple, unmechanised lives with their parents on a small farm in the west of Ireland. When they return (barefoot) from school they milk cows, churn butter and sod turf.
(14 minutes, 1954, Black and White, Encyclopedia Britannica)
The Richmonds, in contrast, are a prosperous farming family from Ballymoney in Co. Antrim where farming is considered the most important economic activity in the province.
(16 minutes, 1961, Colour, Stanley Willis)
AMHARC ÉIREANN: ÉAGRAN 33 & 84
Winners of the Young Farmer of the Year Award are seen at home in Kiltegan and Tuam.
(3 minutes, 1960 & 1961, Black and White, Gael Linn)
IRISH BOY, STORY OF SEAN
Young Sean O’Connor lives on a 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 minutes, 1970, Colour, Directed by Kieran Hickey)