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  • ‘Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? Howth Castle. Tg4 10pm Thurs 1st March 2012

    Feb. 28, 2012 · (5 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2251 views


    Manchán visits Howth Castle - situated a few miles north of Dublin city amid the stunning beauty of the Howth peninsula. The castle has been in the St Lawrence family since 1177 and has never before opened it’s doors to a camera crew. Manchán will uncover the incredible story of the 4,000 strong Irish army who invaded England in the 15th Century – and how the Lord of Howth warned the King of England in advance of the invasion. Then a century later the St Lawrence family fell foul of another monarch of sorts – the great pirate queen, Grace O’Malley who kidnapped the heir of Howth Castle. Manchán is most impressed when he learns of Jonathan Swifts connection with Howth Castle - a man who knew and understood Ireland better ...

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 7.Glin Castle,Co Limerick,Tg4 10pm Thurs 23rd Feb 2012

    Feb. 22, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views


    Featuring the last ever interview with Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, this episode tells a 700 year long tale, revealing how the Black Knights championed Gaelic culture through revolution and patronage.

    For centuries Glin Castle, nestled at the stunning mouth of the Shannon, has been home to the black knights of Glin, one of the oldest Anglo-Norman families in the country. Theirs is a story of battles, beheadings and executions of being hunted like vermin across Ireland for treason and of fostering the Irish language at a time when no one cared for it. The 24th Knight, John Fraunceis FitzGerald (1791-1854) was a fluent Irish language speaker and scholar who did much to promote the Irish language long before it became fashionable in the days of the Gaelic revival. However, he was also a known womaniser who went by the nickname, Ridire ...

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 6 Ó Dálaigh House, Blasket Island, Co. Kerry,Tg4 10pm Thurs 16th Feb 2012

    Feb. 15, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views


    Manchán visits a cottage to which the ‘Sí’ reputedly gifted the owners the mystical air Port nabPúcaí, a tune so powerful it can call whales to the surface, and he finds the island may have been inhabited since prehistoric times.

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? Short Listed In Celtic Media Festival 2012

    Feb. 14, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2045 views


    Tile Films  a Chónaigh i moTheachsa? / Who Lived in my House?  produced by Rachel Towell, Directed by RuanMagan and presented by his brother ManchanMagan has been shortlisted in  the Factual Entertainment category of the prestigious Celtic Media Festival 2012. Well done to everybody involved.

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  • Waterways Wins Two Ifta's

    Feb. 12, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1791 views


    Stephen Rooke, Director of Waterways- The Royal Canal was presented with the 2012 IFTA Award for Best Documentary Series in the Television Categories at the Irish Film and Television  Gala Awards Ceremony held at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 11th of February 2012. It was also a great night for Peter Robertson DOP of the series who picked up the 2012 IFTA Award for best  Director of Photography Television on the Waterways series in the Craft and Technical Categories(Television). A big thank you to all the Tile team and crew.
     

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 5 Kilruddery House, Co. Wicklow Tg4 10pm Thurs 9th February 2012 ·

    Feb. 7, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views


    “The Tudors”, “Camelot”, “Excalibur” and “Far and Away” are all associated with Killruddery House in Bray. For the first time, Lord and Lady Meath have allowed a documentary television crew into their home to tell the fascinating story of their house and family.

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  • Saving The Titanic Premiere - Cineworld Parnell St Dublin - 6.15pm Friday The 17th February 2012

    Feb. 4, 2012 · (5 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2420 views


    WORLD PREMIERE:Maurice Sweeney and Executive Producer Stephen Rooke will attend the screening

    In the centenary year of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 14 April 1912, the festival is delighted to present the world premiere of producer Stephen Rooke and director Maurice Sweeney’s recreation of this most iconic of sea disasters. Based on eye-witness accounts, Saving the Titanic tells the story of the disaster from below deck, exploring the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision. It follows nine men from the engineering crew – among them 18-year-old electrical engineer Albert Ervine from Belfast and Chief Engineer Joseph Bell (David Wilmot) – as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces and massive dynamos to satisfy the ship’s demand for power. Their personal stories of bravery are slowly revealed as the men ...

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