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Tom Cosgrove, 80 minutes, 2021

For five city friends, a day out hiking in the Irish countryside takes a turn for the worse when one of them suffers an accident. Forced to take a shortcut off the mountain, the friends cross onto private property in…

The Hole in the Ground

Lee Cronin, 90 minutes, 2019

Trying to escape a broken past, Sarah (Seána Kerslake) is rebuilding her life on the outskirts of an isolated rural town with her young son, Chris (James Quinn Markey). Following the discovery of a mysterious sinkhole in the vast forest…

Hole in the Head

Dean Kavanagh, 95 minutes, 2022

While Irish director Dean Kavanagh’s latest film sees him take a step away from his previous, more purely experimental work towards a traditional, narrative style, the playful approach to the medium of cinema on display and the healthy dose of…

Home is the Hero

J. Fielder Cook , 83 minutes, 1959

Adapted from Walter Macken’s stage play of the same name, Home is the Hero is a dark, brooding family drama that tells the tale of Paddo O’Reilly (Walter Macken), who returns to his home after serving five years in prison…

The Honeymooners

Karl Golden, 89 minutes, 2003

A romantic-comedy filmed in a distinctively realist style, The Honeymooners is a story of opposites attracting in extreme circumstances. The first of these opposites is David (Jonathan Byrne), a man who sinks into despair and drunkenness when his fiancé fails…

Horrible Creature

Áine Stapleton, 60 minutes, 2019

In 1915, James Joyce and Nora Barnacle travelled with their young children Giorgio and Lucia to Switzerland to escape the turmoil of World War I. Lucia later trained as a dancer and performed throughout Europe. Her career ended when, in…

How Harry Became a Tree

Goran Paskaljevic, 99 minutes, 2001

Very much an international production, How Harry Became a Tree has a Serbian director use an Irish cast to tell a Chinese folk tale that comically touches on the legacy of both Irish and Balkan civil wars. Central to the…

How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

Des Henderson, 90 minutes, 2016

In 1975 Irish immigrant Denis Mulcahy of the NYPD bomb squad began a scheme offering children from Northern Ireland respite from the Troubles. Project Children ultimately brought more than 20,000 Catholic and Protestant children to suburban USA for summer-long visits…


Steve McQueen, 96 minutes, 2008

Turner prize-winning artist Steve McQueen made a shattering entry into feature film-making with this vivid, contentious yet ultimately compassionate study of Bobby Sands’ 1981 hunger strike at the Maze prison. Extensively researched, and co-written by noted Irish playwright Enda Walsh,…

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