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Aer Lingus: Flying

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Advertisement for Aer Lingus, highlighting how they are the only airline flying to America on the 747. Throughout, a jingle sings ‘There is an Aer Lingus brand of flying.’ To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here.   (1666)

Rory O’More

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Inspired by the character of Sir Rory O’Moore, leader of the 1641 Rebellion, this short drama reimagines the dramatic story of Rory O’More’s (sic) capture and escape from British soldiers – and locates it in the Lakes of Killarney in 1798. Betrayed by an informer Black William, and with a substantial price on his head, […]

PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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This documentary film produced by the Columban Fathers chronicles President John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Ireland in June 1963, only 5 months before his tragic assassination. The producer, Fr Gerry Smith, a Cavan-born missionary priest had studied filmmaking in the U.S. and made a number of films about “the old country” before making this […]

Father Delaney Collection: Magdalene Laundry

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One of the most notable of Father Delaney’s films was made on the grounds of The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Convent  – a convent which housed a Magdalene Laundry – which closed its doors in 1999. In the film we see the nuns and residents playing games in the garden, as well as […]

His Mother

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A wealthy American touristic couple happen upon a talented violinist, Terence, and his mother in a small cottage in rural Ireland. Terence grasps the opportunity and, thanks to his mother’s meagre savings, leaves his peasant roots in Ireland for the bright lights of the New York stage – but he has abandoned his poor long-suffering […]

IRELAND IN SPRING

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Ireland is beautiful all-year-round but spring is when it really blossoms. Produced by Colm O’ Laoghaire (director of the Amharc Éireann newsreels for Gael-Linn) this film is a celebration of all things Irish and a delightful window on 1950s Eire. The film focuses on An Tóstal (Irish for “The Pageant”) which was a series of […]

JOHN HUSTON BECOMES AN IRISH CITIZEN

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Outside the Government Buildings on Merrion St, news reporters waited for the famous film director John Huston after he officially became an Irish citizen. The director, famous for films such as The Maltese Falcon and Moby Dick, was born in Missouri in 1906, but on this day in 1964 he renounced his American citizenship to […]