The Irish language, which for much of the twentieth century was in decline and spoken only in isolated Gaeltacht areas, has in recent decades enjoyed a modest renaissance. This growth in popularity and proficiency in the language is due in part to educational initiatives and to the range of programmes designed to promote the use of the language in film and television. Here you will find short and feature films, most made with funding from the Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannán na hÉireann and Irish-language broadcaster TG4, which will allow audiences to experience the Irish language in full voice.
NB – all films presented with English language titles unless otherwise noted.
Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 79 minutes, 2013
Hugh Farley, 14 minutes, 2004
Elaine Gallagher, 4 minutes, 2011
Nora Twomey, 94 minutes, 2017
Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 98 minutes, 2018
Bob Quinn, 57 minutes, 1975
Des Kilbane, 56 minutes, 2013
Nora Twomey, 12 minutes, 2004
Tomás Seoighe, 14 minutes, 2012
DEREK JARMAN: WITTGENSTEIN
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
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