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TUBBERWARE

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Tubberware is a humorous and unusual short film directed by Irish playwright Paul Mercier. In a provocative exploration of Irish cultural heritage and identity in the modern world, the film presents a day in the life of an Irish-speaking district in the heart of Connemara and cleverly satirises the effects of tourism on the community. […]

FLUENT DYSPHASIA

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  In this short by Daniel O’Hara, Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea plays Murph, a father who wakes up after a night on the town to the shocking realisation that he is now fluent in the Irish language but has completely forgotten how to speak English. Confused by this unusual situation he desperately reaches out to […]

Radharc: Irish College Ranafast

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In this early Radharc film Father Joe Dunn introduces a piece on Ranafast , the Gaeltacht area in the Rosses region of Donegal, telling us “We hear a lot about the vanishing Irish, the flight from the land, and the depopulation of the Gaeltacht. But the little village has not suffered any depopulation, particularly during […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, MANSION HOUSE HOME EXHIBITION

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Step into the Ideal Homes Exhibition in Dublin’s Mansion House and discover the most desirable homewares for 1962. The latest inventions and design innovations can be seen down every aisle allowing one to marvel at a host of time-saving gadgets which make life easier for the busy home-maker. Enjoy a wide range of products  such […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, LEINSTER RIFLE SHOOT

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The 1962 Leinster Gun Championships were held in Dublin with gunmen visiting from the 6 counties of Ulster to take part.There were a hundred rifle clubs in Northern Ireland and only 3 in the South at this time.  Thorough safety checks were carried out on all the guns before the competition.  George Randall from Antrim […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, JAPANESE GOODS ON DISPLAY

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A visit to Brown Thomas’ sumptuous department  store  (when it was on the other side of the Grafton St) where a range of beautiful and unusual trinkets, toys and other goods from Japan are on display. In 1961, it wasn’t uncommon in Ireland for many ordinary household items to be manufactured in Japan. However, this […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, BORD NA MÓNA FACTORY OPENING

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Erskine Childers, Minister for Transport and Power, attends the official opening of the new Bord na Móna factory at Croghan in Co. Offaly in 1961.This newsreel documents the Minister and other dignitaries in attendance at the factory opening which heralded the creation of over 100 new jobs and the capacity to produce 100,000 peat briquettes […]

Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 126, DUBLIN STUDENTS PROTEST

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November 1961 and students from Trinity College marched the main streets of Dublin in protest at nuclear bomb testing.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CND, was established in the UK in 1958 in the wake of widespread fear of conflict and the effects of nuclear testing. CND quickly grew with branches in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. […]

LIPSERVICE

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The Oral Irish, a compulsory language exam dreaded by secondary school students, is the subject of this short directed by Paul Mercier. In a Dublin school, an examiner (Sean McGinley) meets a variety of students to test their proficiency in the Irish language. He encounters low levels of fluency but impressive levels of bravado as […]

YU MING IS AINM DOM

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Tired of his dead-end supermarket job, Yu Ming (Daniel Wu) decides to learn Irish and leave his home country of China for a new life overseas. With a simple spin of a globe he decides that Ireland will be his new home. When he researches Irish culture and learns that Gaelic is the country’s official […]

AQUA

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Two students hatch a scam to sell the sounds of Irish rivers to a thriving Irish-American based market. But a mysterious message from a spirit scuppers their plan. While walking by a river bank, the mischievous moguls realised they had the potential to tap into a market of 50 million Irish Americans who needed help […]

CLARE SA SPÉIR

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Feeling underappreciated by her children and her egocentric husband, Clare decides to do something for herself to break the monotony of everyday domestic life. Inspired by a world record attempt, she takes to the back garden and decides to live in the treehouse for 32 days. After the initial shock and anger, her family slowly […]