Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

This year’s One City One Book choice – If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song inspires a richly varied programme of films about Dublin poets and poetry in our two strands, Archive at Lunchtime and From the Vaults.  

April’s Archive at Lunchtime weekend slot will present longer documentary profiles.

Sé Merry Doyle and MacDara Woods will introduce this screening. 

Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool

Sé Merry Doyle’s award-winning ‘Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool’ is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry.

The main locations of the film are his native Inniskeen in County Monaghan, and Dublin, where he spent most of his life. Against the odds he survived great poverty and ill health to deliver a canon of powerful and evocative poetry. Contributors to the film include TP McKenna, John Montague, Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods, Dermot Healy and Kavanagh’s one time girlfriend Deirdre Manifold.

FILM INFO: (67 minutes, 2004, Director: Sé Merry Doyle)

As part of Once City One Book, the IFI will host a significant Archive at Lunchtime series in April which includes four programmes, along with another four longer documentary profiles held over the weekends. Click here for a full list of our free archive events.

Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@irishfilm.ie (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be 

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