Irish Movie Listing

I've always loved Irish history and culture - on our trips to Ireland we've enjoyed seeing the beautiful lands which served as backdrops to these fine movies. Of course, we had to dodge the many fake tourist traps along the way! "The Field" pub. "The Quiet Man" Inn. Ah well ...

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The Rise of the Moon - 1957. Irish drama Famed Abbey players perform three Irish short stories.

Riverdance - OK, not really a movie, but a must see! This, and ANY video of the Chieftains or the Clancy Brothers are great fun.

The Run of the Country - 1995. Set in the lovely quiet of County Cavan (just south of the North Ireland border), a police offer deals with his son after the wife's death. The son is 18 and falls in love, while the father wants him to go to NY. Interesting tale.

Ryan's Daughter - 1970, 176m. Starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles, this story of love and passion was directed by David Lean. It's a long tale about a young woman growing up, and choosing between a solid schoolmaster and an energetic young English soldier. Being Northern Ireland, few villagers approve of the English. Unlike most of the other movies in this list, the people are harsh and cruel, teasing the local cripple mercilessly. The father, Ryan, appears loving and loyal but has secrets of his own. The town is rough and dirty, the ocean incredibly powerful and destructive. It was filmed mainly on the Dingle peninsula in Kerry (not QUITE Northern Ireland). The village of "Kirrary" was actually an area behind the village of Carhoo in Dunquin. Only a street and the famous schoolhouse remain.

Irish Movie Main Listing

Ireland Weddings and Courtships
Irish Travelogue with Photos