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Padraic Fiacc

The life of a poet

Poet Padraic Fiacc was born Patrick Joseph (Joe) O Connor in Belfast on Elizabeth Street in 1923. The First World War had ended and Padraic remembers that “everybody went half mad when the war was over, and my moth...

Ireland’s First Video Diary – Circus Exposé

With Margaretta D'Arcy.

The first video diary ever made in Ireland filmed by the artist, playwright and pirate radio broadcaster - Margaretta D'Arcy. Margaretta lives and works experimentally with women in the west of Ireland. She founded...

Gallows & other tales of suspicion and obsession

Playwright and novelist John Arden.

A short documentary film about renowned playwirght and novelist, John Arden on aspects of his work and thought. The documentary, produced by his son Finn Arden, accompanies the publication of a collection of short sto...