Film: A Look at Louth

  • 21st Aug
  • 14:00, 20:00
  • €3/over 55's free/€5
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 21st August

Droichead Arts Centre in association with the IFI Irish Film Archive are delighted to celebrate Heritage Week 2018 with two screenings of this unique film which features a host of stories made in and about Louth from 1897 to more recent times. 

Calling all local history, nostalgists and archive film enthusiasts. From the earliest flickering images of Drogheda taken from a moving train by the frères Lumières in 1897; Dundalk cinema advertisements from the 1930s;  Bridge of the Ford, a documentary about Drogheda commissioned by the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1948; a host of short films made by Gael Linn in the 1950s and ‘60s showing news stories all around the county - ICA HQ; pirate radio ships; beauty contests, dog shows, and mystery cinema fires; and a particularly exciting All Ireland Football Final from 1957.

IFI Irish Film Archive aims to bring customised county-specific Local Films for Local People programmes to audiences throughout the country. Since 2014 IFI have already visited Cork, Galway, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford, Kerry, Cavan and Carlow.  

Heritage Week 2018 is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.The theme for the Year in Ireland is ‘Make a Connection’ which aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage, and build a legacy of increased public engagement.Heritage Week 2018 is exploring this theme through ‘Sharing Stories’. The week is a chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. National Heritage Week is your opportunity to play a part in creating awareness of Ireland’s heritage and its place in Europe and helping to conserve and preserve it for the future. National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council.