The documentary film John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners. As Barney McKenna once said, John is the ‘memory chip’, the part of the band who never forgets, ‘the mortar between the bricks’ that kept the band together.
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Life’s not always fun and games. Here’s some stuff that’ll make you think…
Forty years ago two Californian anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch lived for one year in a barrel top wagon with travellers on a halting site in Dublin….
Olympian Francie Barrett uncovers new information about the origins of the Irish Travelling Community by tracing their DNA…….
From Liam Clancy to Bob Geldof, Moya Brennan talks to internationally celebrated musicians about the rich diversity of Irish music…….
The Music of Ireland – Welcome Home,” a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O’Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March.
THE SCHOOL (2010)
School, is a new land mark documentary series for RTÉ Television, following the students and teachers of St Peters College Dunboyne over one academic year.
Meet The Neighbours gets to know the people and lives behind this story – creating a snapshot of a moment in time in Ireland’s multicultural journey, entering the human lives of migrants who have settled in Balbriggan as well as the lives of the native Irish that they have decided to live amongst.
Award-winning landmark documentary about the state’s abandonment of young people afflicted by mental ill-health