Film: A Look at Louth
Irish Film Institute (IFI) Local Films for Local People in association with Drogheda Arts Festival 2018 presents A Look at Louth
This programme of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive and 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.
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