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Men at Lunch (Lón sa Spéir)

Seán Ó Cualáin, 71 minutes, 2012

Amidst the Great Depression eleven New York workers sit on a girder and eat lunch in the famous ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’ photograph which forms the subject of this documentary. Time is invested in authenticating the photograph and uncovering the…

Mise Éire

George Morrison, 88 minutes, 1959

Produced by the pioneering Irish language filmmakers Gael Linn, Mise Éire, draws almost exclusively on contemporaneous newspapers, newsreels and actuality footage from the early years of Ireland’s revolutionary period to present a history of that turbulence. The era under director…

Murdair Mhám Trasna

Colm Bairéad, 2018

A feature length docu-drama centered on an infamous event in Irish history, the brutal slaying in 1882 of a family of five in the remote village of Mám Trasna in the west of Ireland. A swift and severe response from…

Noel Hill: Aisling Ghéar

Paddy Hayes, 95 minutes, 2017

A searing portrait of one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians, concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a serious assault that left him a battered shadow of his former self. Noel Hill’s dream of a new life with…


Lukasz Simon, 9 minutes, 2024

Created as part of an Irish Queer Archive’s 2024 exhibition Normáilte explores the experience of growing up queer, linking to the growth of the LGBTQ+ movement in Ireland over the last 50 years.

Ó Bhéal

Ciara Nic Chormaic, 68 minutes, 2023

A cinematic exploration of the rise of Hip Hop and Electronic artists in Ireland embracing oral traditions of folklore, ancient poetry and sean nós singing to create a new fusion sound, a culture clash through music. An ensemble piece, featuring…

Ó Chúil Aodha Go hÓileán Í (From Coolea to Iona)

Dónal Ó Céillachair, 53 minutes, 2014

A documentary tribute to a community in the West Cork Gaeltacht where men of all ages and from all walks of life gather every Sunday to sing with Cór Chúil Aodha. Founded by legendary Irish composer Seán Ó Riada and…

The Pipe

Risteard O'Domhnaill, 83 minutes, 2010

Local opposition to a gas pipeline in the West of Ireland is already seen to have caused the imprisonment of five activists when this documentary account of the ongoing battle between Shell Oil and a County Mayo community picks up…


Bob Quinn, 65 minutes, 1978

Bob Quinn’s firebrand response to pastoral visions of rural Ireland, this grim depiction of rural living generated outrage when it first appeared in 1979. The story concerns two layabouts, Labhrás (Donal McCann) and Sleamhnan (Niall Tóibín), and the poitín-brewer Micíl…

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