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Macalla, in association with RTÉ Young Peoples, invite 9 to 12 yr olds to spend 24 hours in the lives of your 1916 ancestors!

Why not take part in an RTÉ2 programme that will add to the unforgettable commemorations of 1916?

If you’re aged between 9 and 12 years of age then Macalla and RTÉ are searching for those of you who believe you could survive without your iPads, TVs or mobile phones for a whole day. And could undertake the typical tasks and challenges faced by a 1916 child!

If you think you can – apply now for an adventure that will reconnect you with the reality of the past. This is sure to be one survival course even Bear Grylls would struggle with….

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Kildare Film Commission

Kildare County Council wishes to further develop its support for film production in the county, by commissioning two original films to be shot in County Kildare.  Under this commission scheme, two awards of €15,000 will be made.  The awards will be made towards the cost of the film production.  Short film, feature film, documentary, animation, experimental and artist films will all be considered.  Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

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Dúiche - Mayo episode

This week on TG4 (6th & 8th Dec) Dúiche saw Síle Nic Chonaonaigh in Mayo in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Dúiche is a weekly Lifestyle show presented by Síle and it is produced by Open Eye Television.   The programme featured Onsite which took place in the grounds of the Museum over the Summer.

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The Gift with Special Guest Filmmaker Bob Quinn launched today

The Gift, was launched today the 3rd December 2015 in the Cafe in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Turlough Park, Co. Mayo.

The Gift is an Exhibition of Art & An iStop Motion film by the Luisne Art Project & Scannán Technologies celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Dreaming The Quiet Man Documentary

Loopline Film was established in 1992 by Sé Merry Doyle to produce high-quality documentaries.  In 2010/2011 Loopline Film made Dreaming the Quiet Man, a documentary with a Mayo connection.  This documentary includes interviews with aficionados of Ford like, Martin, Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovicz, Jim Sheridan, William Dowling,  and Joe McBride.

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Kathleen Lynn. The Rebel Doctor. Documentary.

Loopline Film was established in 1992 by Sé Merry Doyle to produce high-quality documentaries.  One documenatry that Loopline Film made in 2010/2011 with a Mayo connection is Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel DoctorKathleen Lynn was Chief Medical Officer of the Irish Citizen Army, suffragette, doctor and founder of St Ultan’s hospital in Dublin’s Charlemont St.  This film documents the extraordinary life of Kathleen Lynn, the daughter of a Protestant Cannon in the West of Ireland.

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Film Lab Kildare 28 & 29th November

Film Mayo wish Kildare County Council all the best with the launch of their new film website.  The following link is to the programme for the upcoming Film Lab in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on 28th & 29th November.

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Last Date of Silent Moves Tour to play Mayo 26th Nov

Mayo Ignite: Silent Moves tour

'Silent Moves', a film by Aideen Barry and the artists of Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies, presented by Ballina Arts Centre has been on tour in October and November.  There is one remaining date in the tour:

Mayo Movie World, Castlebar: 26th Nov. 2015, 8.00pm, Bookings through Ballina Arts Centre 096 73593.

About Silent Moves

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New RTÉ Series The Local Eye Celebrates Local Newspaper Industry - Featuring The Mayo News

A new series celebrating the unique position of the local newspaper industry in Irish life is set to debut on RTÉ One tonight.

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Factual Storytelling Masterclass with Robert Thirkell, Screen Training Ireland in Association with Galway Film Centre

Tutors: Robert Thirkell

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Duration: 1 Day

Venue: Galway, TBC

Cost: €75

Course Profile:

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