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In 1962.

Santa arrives on Dublin’s River Liffey on a Jet Ski-like thingamajig, as recorded by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann, Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series.

Watch clip of Santa’s arrival and scenes from Dublin’s Moore Street and Henry Street during Christmas in 1962 here.


The Gael Linn Collection

Via Irish Film Institute


This morning.

At the Irish Film Institute, on Eustace Street, Dublin 2.

Refurbishment work is beginning on Cinema 1 and the cinema’s folks tweetz:

Our cinema seats will be available to collect in several pieces which will make them easier to carry. We would still recommend using a car for pick up!

If anyone is looking to take a seat you’re free to come on down. They’ll be available to take shortly!

The seat, back, arms, base and bolts are all separate. It’s a Frankenseat of your very own!

Refurb 2019 (IFI)

Tomorrow Saturday, at 1.30pm.

At the IFI in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

As part of the IFI’s Documentary Festival’s Irish Shorts Programme

Mother and Baby, about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home and survivor Peter Mulryan (above), by Mia Mullarkey will be screened.

In addition, The Reek, by Jamie Goldrick; Johnny  by Hugh Rogers; For When I Die by Paul Power; Inhale by Sean Mullan; The Last Miner by Luke Brabazon; Pigeons of Discontent by Paddy Cahill; and Hey Ronnie Reagan by Maurice O’Brien will be screened during the 84-minute slot.

We have two tickets for this screening to the first Broadsheet reader to correctly answer this question.

Which religious order ran the Tuam Mother and Baby home?

IFI Documentary festival

This morning.

The IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh  (above centre right) and Ross Keane, Director of the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society at the launch of the Irish Independence Film Collection, a collection of Irish newsreel material from 1914-1930.

The films, numbering over 150 in total, can be viewed for free worldwide on the IFI’s online platform and via the free IFI Player suite of apps developed by Irish tech company Axonista.

The Irish Independence Collection

 Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews


Risky Quizzness

The part-movie themed monthly quiz night at Irish Film Institute café bar [Temple Bar, Dublin].

They say:

Think you can be the general knowledge champion and beat the IFI Café Bar Regulars? Bring your brains and your best team names on Wednesday, September 2nd at 21.30 in the IFI Café Bar for a fun night of quizzing action. Film gets its own round but you’ll need some general knowledge too if your team is aiming for the top!


Any excuse



The Great Wall.

By Carlow-based filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan.

Its opening screening takes place in the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin tonight at 6.30pm.

The IFI writes:

“This bold new documentary, an adaptation of a Kafka story, looks at the enclosure of Europe by a complex system of walls and fences. Mysterious and visually dazzling, the film journeys across a range of European landscapes, and encounters those whose lives are defined by these walls – detainees within European migrant camps.”

“The film was shot in 11 countries over a year, and journeys from a Spanish enclave in North Africa where the border with Europe is marked by a three-metre barbed fence, to London and Brussels, seats of power and exclusion.”

Also at the IFI on Sunday, at 1pm, Tadhg will present a selection of his new and older shorts.

The Great Wall (IFI)