IFI LOCAL FILMS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE: THE GLAMOUR OF GALWAY

Wed 10 July | 14:00 | Town Hall Theatre

Ireland | 70’

English, Irish

Join us for this ever-popular dive into the vaults of the IFI Irish Film Archive to find new-old films about Galway and its environs. 

The programme includes images of Galway dating from the 1920s to the 1970s. A Glimpse Into the Heart of Erin takes us to Inis Mór in the ’20s; The Story of Michael Flagherty (1940) dramatizes the life of a poor farmer; a young curate arrives on the island in Radharc’s Inisheer (1971); while John Huston extolls the virtues of Galway in Return to the Island (1965). Jim Mulkerns explores the modernisation of Connemara in Gile na Gaeltachta (1974) and cinema news-reels show a Galway Bay Airliner Rescue (1949); the evacuation of Inishark (1960) and a fleadh ceoil in Tuam (1963).

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