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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Waking Ned Devine: 1998: A funny movie set in the Aran islands but apparently shot in the Isle of Man. Someone in the town has won the lottery, but it's difficult to sort out just who!

War of the Buttons: 1984: The children of a 'scruffy' village are always at odds with the uniform-wearing boys of the nearby town. It all starts when the townies call the villagers 'tosspots'. Upset, but not sure what it means, the townies sneak over to paint messages on the townie's church. Who steps out of the store but .... Colm Meaney! Yes, we got quite a laugh. He's ever-present. The 'war' escalates between the boys, with them taking buttons as war-trophies. The children, in so many ways, are merely emulating the adults of their towns without realizing it. It all takes place in West Cork.

Widow's Peak: 1994: Mia Farrow stars in this romantic mystery set in the 20s in Kilshannon, co. Limerick. She's a shy local woman, in love with the dentist, who takes exception to a beautiful American/English woman who moves into one of the large houses on the peak. The comparisons between the elegant homes of the rich and the 'rest of the town' are interesting, as is the 'boat race'. Another 'crisp and clean' version of Irish life, extremely interesting plot. Colm Meaney lookalike near the end, and yes, a fatherless child.

Irish Movie Main Listing

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Irish Travelogue with Photos