This local documentary by LTV & The Michael Collins Centre traces the life of Michael Collins, from his birth near Clonakilty in 1890, through his school days at Lisavaird and Clonakilty national schools. It follows his time working in London, his role in the 1916 rebellion and Collins coming to the fore as one of the most important Irish leader of The War of Independence. Events in Dublin and West Cork during that war are highlighted as is the division over the treaty. The Civil War and “The Big Fella’s” death in Beal na Blath in 1922 are explored. The film uses dramatic sketches and interviews with relatives of the people involved to tell the story of this extraordinary period of Irish history. We have a look at the Michael Collins monuments around the country, including the unveiling of the [read more …] “Cinema: “Mick””
The second of our special events to celebrate our Irish Culture will be a screening of ‘Mise Éire’. This film is a historic artistic collaboration of George Morrison’s pioneering cinematic work, Seán Ó Riada’s innovative music score, and Gael Linn’s film-making experience. The film uses newsreel and contemporary photographs to tell the story of events surrounding the Easter Rising of 1916. Ó Riada’s inspired musical score brought the images to life and instilled them with emotion. The title track, Mise Éire, instills a tremendous feeling of national pride and is one of the world’s most recognised pieces of Irish music. Those who attend ‘Is Fada Anocht” le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha on May 19th will be entitled to a €3 discount at the door if they present their ticket from that performance. Fáilte roimh cách! [read more …] “Cinema: Mise Éire”
Older Than Ireland is a landmark feature documentary that explores what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens. Featuring thirty men and women, this remarkable group of centenarians, all born before 1916. These centenarians are our living history and it is through their wit, wisdom and philosophy that the film explores the more universal themes of life. From youth to true love, from loss to regrets, from the meaning of life to the existence of a life hereafter — the centenarians have an opinion on it all. Cert PG – Admission €5.
7th December at 8:30pm at the Briery Gap.
Let’s view further pictures from this highly praiseworthy educational experience.
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