O’Hara’s Holiday

Director: Peter Bryan

This engaging dramatized documentary part-sponsored by Bord Fáilte, the Irish Tourist Board, was one of a series of films aimed at the US market which centred on the theme of returning migrants. In homage to John Ford’s The Quiet Man, we meet O’Hara, a stressed out New York Irish police officer who comes to Ireland to unwind and find his roots. He meets an independent young woman, Kitty, who joins him on his travels to the beauty spots of rural Ireland and the hotspots of Dublin’s night-life.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

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