Irish Film Institute -Under the Clock

Under the Clock

Director: Colm Nicell

This documentary (from the makers of Older than Ireland) celebrates the century-long tradition, firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of Dubliners, of meeting under Clery’s clock. This once-popular meeting place provides a starting point for a fascinating journey through Ireland’s under-explored social and sexual history, its dating culture, the role of women in Irish society and the marriage ban.  This history is told through the recollections of ordinary people who stood under the clock, filled with nervous anticipation, bravely awaiting the arrival of their dates.

Under The Clock brings together stories of hope and disappointment infused with gentle humour, and stories that will be fiercely nostalgic for the tens of thousands of people who met under the clock of Clery’s once-bustling department store.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

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