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Radharc: Glenties Tidy Towns
The Tidy Towns competition established in Ireland in 1958 has proven to be a great initiative, bringing communities together and encouraging residents to look after their town and keep their locality tidy. Glenties in County Donegal is no stranger to the competition and has taken the crown for tidiest town in Ireland for three years in row
Radharc: Irish College Ranafast
Father Joe Dunn introduces Ranafast, the Gaeltacht area in the Rosses region of Donegal, telling us: “We hear a lot about the vanishing Irish, the flight from the land, and the depopulation of the Gaeltacht. But the little village has not suffered any depopulation, particularly during the summer months when the famous Irish college is in operation
Donegal
Trevor Philpott visits Donegal, the Republic of Ireland's most northerly county. With work in short supply, the men of Donegal are forced to leave home for months of the year to earn a living, leaving the women to work the fields and raise the children alone
Errigal
This stunning documentary is set against the scenic backdrop of Mount Errigal in County Donegal. The mountains of Donegal are depicted like fairytale characters, where the hero Mount Errigal competes with neighbouring villain Mount Muckish. A fantastical narrative explains that the landscape is ‘a battleground where the weapons are the elements themselves’. Dramatic footage of storms and lightning blends with a superb score by Irish composer Brian Boydell
Pettigo, The Village Split by the Border
A bloke got punched in Ireland and ended up on his back in Britain." This clip, from a longer Bernard Falk report on Nationwide, looked at life in Pettigo, the village divided by the Irish border
Two Hours from London
Walk the walls that have withstood three sieges. Formed in 546 A.D. and situated on the banks of the River Foyle, Derry is one of the oldest remaining walled cities in Europe. It is a destination boasting every facility the contemporary tourist could want
Make Film History: Made by Participants
A compilation of short films made by young filmmakers aged 15-20 from counties Donegal and Derry during this virtual filmmaking programme.
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MAKE FILM HISTORY: DONEGAL & DERRY ARCHIVES

Watch a selection of archival material about Derry and Donegal from the IFI , BBC and BFI Archives and how they were re-imagined by young filmmakers from the North West during a film camp in January/February. 

The Tidy Towns competition established in Ireland in 1958 has proven to be a great initiative, bringing communities together and encouraging residents to look after their town and keep their locality tidy. Glenties in County Donegal is no stranger to the competition and has taken the crown for tidiest town in Ireland for three years in row. This short films shows what it takes to win and what sets Glenties residents apart from other towns in Ireland. Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and other like-minded priests to make programmes for television and non-theatrical exhibition. Between 1961 and 1996 they made over 400 films in 75 countries on social, political and religious issues. Source: Irish Film Institute.

  • Year
    1962
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Producer
    Radharc
  • Executive Producer
    Father Joe Dunn & Father Desmond Forristal