In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by Joss…Continue
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|The real Jimmy Gralton in 1944|
By Donal Ó Drisceoil
Jimmy Gralton returned to Leitrim from New York in June 1921, just as the Anglo-Irish war was coming to a close. That conflict between…Continue
Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)
To be eligible for the drawing, you need…Continue
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The Cormack Brothers is a 111-minute feature film completed this year, shot in Tipperary. It tells the story of two brothers wrongfully hanged for murder in 1858 after a local land agent was shot and killed. They were reburied in 1910 in their home parish of Loughmore.
Made on a micro budget, with the support of the parish…Continue
Well, you just have to listen to Davy Spillane's music before you answer my question. Here's a short video that I created of my recent solo exhibition in Áras Éanna on…Continue
Did you know that there is a tunnel running under Parnell Square in Dublin's city centre? Indeed, if the truth be told, there is probably a network of tunnels down there. How do I know? Well, believe it or not, there’s an entrance to this tunnel under no. 5 Cavendish Row, where Olivier Cornet…Continue
I visited the studio of Lorcan Walshe recently. A few years ago he had an exhibition entitled “The Artefacts…Continue
These are our latest range of celtic inspired bogwood necklaces.
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Ancient Ireland had many forested areas and when felled the roots remained. Those sites are mainly the boglands of today.
The bogwood was easiest detected in these bogs in the early morning as it was known that the morning dew didn’t rest on the section of the…Continue
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In days long gone, at a time that is long past, a great salmon named Bradan rested calmly in the Pool of Wisdom on the River Boyne. The salmon fed on the nuts from the nine hazel trees growing around the pool and all the wisdom of the world became…Continue
The video below, which I produced, spotlights my coffee-table book on Ireland, "Ireland in Word and Image," on sale at Amazon, Rizzoli Bookstore and Rizzoli…Continue
Yes indeed, what to do? After the festivities are festivitied - after all the ceremonies, the lighting of candles, the opening of presents, the cooking and the eating…Continue
Yes, believe it or not, I saw the oldest surviving manuscript in Ireland. It’s called the Cathach (meaning the Battle Book) and it was used by the O’Donnell Clan as a protection or talisman when going into battle.
Because of its fragile state, it is rarely shown…Continue
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This is a photo I took on my recent trip to Georgia and Armenia. This stone cross was in a "cave monastery" in Geghard, Armenia. The monastery buildings were actually carved out of the cliff face – as opposed to being built brick by brick.
It was an amazing place…Continue