presents three short Radharc films
in cooperation with
Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth
Wednesday 25 April at 8.00pm
You are welcome – Details 087 638 7687
The films, each of which runs for approximately 20 minutes, will be shown by Peter Dunn, brother of the late Fr Joe Dunne, who with Fr Des Forristal developed a series of popular social and religious affairs programmes commencing in the late 1950s, which they called Radharc. The Radharc Team went on to produce over 400 documentary programmes from 75 different countries. Fr Joe Dunn studied his Theology in Maynooth and was ordained in 1955.
In 1681, the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Oliver Plunkett was martyred at Tyburn. Leading Irish actors and actresses, headed by Hilton Edwards, (Gate Theatre) as the Lord Chief Justice, build up a revealing yet historically accurate picture of one of Ireland’s most recent saints.
The 1932 Eucharistic Congress was not only the greatest manifestation of religious fervour seen in Ireland since the coming of Christianity, it was a significant event in the history of the new Irish State and its national broadcasting service. This showing includes film from the period which has never been seen on television before. The commentary is given by people who were at the Congress and recall what it was like to be there.
Shot is New York. Inwood has been called the last of the Irish Ghettos. It is situated on the northwest tip of Manhattan Island. Visit Inwood and you might think you were in an Irish city. The accents can be heard and advertisements for Irish games and functions are on display. There are Irish newspapers for sale. But it looks as though the Irish way of life in Inwood will end with the arrival of other ethnic groups into the district. In Inwood of 1968, we are looking at the last days of the last Irish ghetto.