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Children in the Crossfire
Call Number: PN1997 .C456 2005 In English
For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life, passed from one generation to the next. During a life-changing summer vacation, four children from both sides of the conflict come to America through a special project and discover each other way from the ravages of their homeland.
Call Number: PR6068.O256 C5 2016 In English
Car dealer Frank Mallon is watching his life fall apart around him. His wife has left, his cars aren't selling, and his teenage daughter, Corrina is out of control. When bank manager Desmond Rane tells Frank he's in financial trouble and is about to lose everything, Frank devises a plan to fix his money problems while also getting revenge on the people making his life miserable.
Call Number: PR6054.O95 C6 1992 In English
Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.
The Crying Game
Call Number: PN1997 .C79 1999 In English
A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend.
Call Number: PR6062.E7 D2 1988 In English
A man returns to Ireland for the funeral of his bull-headed, crusty old father. He embarks on a journey through his past and finally arrives at a place where he can communicate with his Da at last.
Dancing at Lughnasa
Call Number: PR6056.R5 D3 1999 In English
A young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930's Ireland. Each of the five women, different from the other in temperament and capability, is the emotional support system, although at times reluctantly, for each other, with the eldest assuming the role of a 'somewhat meddling' overseer. The sister's relationship will be pushed to its limit upon the arrival their elderly brother, a priest too senile to perform his clerical functions, who has "come home to die" after a lifetime in Africa; as well, as well as the boy's father, riding up on a motorcycle, only to announce that he's on his way to Spain to fight against Franco. Despite their hardships, these five sisters are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts.
Call Number: PR6019.O9 D4 2009 In English
Details a Christmas dinner at the house of three spinster musician sisters in 1904 Dublin, attended by friends and family. Among the visitors are the sisters' nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening's reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta about her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living.
Call Number: PR6070.R4 .F4 2000 In English
Joseph Hilditch, an eccentric chef, befriends a young woman, Felicia, who has come to town searching for her boyfriend. She is attracted to the seemingly harmless and extremely helpful Hilditch, trusting him and entering his life, only to discover too late that she is not the first woman that he has taken in.
Call Number: PR6061.E2 F54 1998 In English
The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
Fools of Fortune
Call Number: PR6070.R4 F6 1991 In English
Set against the turbulent years of Irish rebellion, Fools of Fortune is a compelling drama of one woman's struggle for survival against incredible odds.
Call Number: PN1997 .H53 2002 In English
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth-- which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder.
In the Name of the Father
Call Number: PN1997 .I577 1998 In English
Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
Call Number: PR 6052 .A773 J6 2017
A fictional account of the story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland. Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.
The Last September
Call Number: PR6003.O6757 L3 2000 In English
In 1920, a young woman struggles with her longings for love and the yearning for freedom as the war for Irish independence escalates around her family of Anglo-Irish aristocrats and their estate in County Cork.
The Magdalene Sisters
Call Number: PN1997 .M34 2004 In English
In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene sisterhood asylum because of 'sinful' behavior. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
Call Number: PN1997 .M3884 2017 In English
Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis.
Call Number: PN1997 .O43 2005 In English
In 1988 a group who referred to themselves as the "Real IRA" set a bomb that took the lives of thirty-one people in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh. In the aftermath of the explosion, mechanic Michael Gallagher was changed by the loss of his twenty-one year-old son. Determined not to let the same fate befall his neighbors, Gallagher took it upon himself to become the official spokesperson for the victim's families, challenging the government's official stand on terrorism and providing a voice for the grief-stricken families of the innocent victims killed in the blast.
Playboy of the Western World
Call Number: PR5532 .P53 1992 In English
Comedy of an Irish farm boy who bashes his father on the head, leaves him in a potato field, and becomes a local celebrity until his father's ghost appears.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Call Number: PR6019.O9 P6 1977 In English
An adaptation of Joyce's autobiographical novel in which the author, through the character of Stephen Dedalus, portrays his youth, his Irish Catholic upbringing, and his coming of age at a Dublin University.
Song of Granite
Call Number: PN1997 .S6684 2018
Revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh Irish landscape combined with the myths, fables, and songs of his Connemara youth helped shape this fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney's devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost. But by the time of his death in 1984, he was widely recognized as one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music, having won fans and admires from every part of the globe.
Call Number: PN1997 .S74 2013
A small-town cinema in rural Ireland in the 1950s becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between Rome and Hollywood, and a man and his conscience. Father Daniel Berry and the townsfolk find themselves on the cusp of the modern, but still clinging to the traditions of the church and a cultural identity forged in very different times.
Striking Out Series 1
Call Number: PN 1997 .S775 2017 In English
Tara Rafferty is a high-flying solicitor living an apparently charmed existence with her good-looking law-partner fiancé Eric. But when she discovers Eric is cheating on her with a colleague, she decides to go it alone and start her own law firm.
Call Number: PR6066.L84 S7 2007 v. 1-3 In English
Based on the Dublin Lockout of 1913, one of Ireland's most famous and devastating labor uprisings. The film follows the uprising and its labor leader Jim Larkin. Disc 1. Episode 1: Edward VII's visit distracts working-class Dubliners from their crowded tenements and lack of unemployment, allowing for Mary, a domestic servant in Kingstown, to sneak away and spend time with her lover, foundry-worker Jimmy "Fitz" Fitzpatrick. Episode 2: Father O'Connor, newly arrived at the Dublin parish, is greeted coldly by parish head Father Giffley, who accuses the younger priest of pious condescension. In the meantime Mary and Fitz are married and take a room in the crowded Chandler's Court, but Jim Larkin stirs up the city against their working and living conditions. Episode 3: Larkin urges the men and women of Dublin to lay down their tools to improve conditions for all workers. When Larkin is accused of misusing strike funds, the men he supposedly defrauded collect money for his defense. Disc 4. Episode 4: Father O'Connor refuses to distribute food to strikers' families, on account that only the "deserving" poor should be fed. Episode 5: For a brief time the foundry workers are back to work. Father O'Connor continues to side with the upper-class while ministering to the poor, and Fitz is promoted to foreman. Disc 3. Episode 6: Larkin sneaks back into Dublin to urge worker solidarity. Workers who refuse to denounce the union are locked our and sought after by the police. Fitz refuses to side with the management at the foundry and he loses his job. Episode 7: A plan to send the starving children of union members to be cared for in England is foiled by Father O'Connor, who fears that saving their lives will cost them their souls. Fitz becomes an enforcer for the union and suffers the wrath of the police, even after the lockout ends.
A Celtic Journey Through Time
Call Number: DA910 .C45 1998 In English
A panoramic look at the personalities and events that shaped this enchanting land, A CELTIC JOURNEY THROUGH TIME is also a mesmerizing tour of its most beautiful locales, visiting the medieval streets of Dublin, the rugged coasts and the verdant countryside.
Call Number: BR748 .C45 2006 In English
Presents the story of the spread of Christianity to the British Isles and its infiltration of Celtic civilization, focusing on a number of the key figures of the Celtic Church, including Saint Patrick, Saint Bede, Saint Bridget, Saint Columba, Saint David of Wales, Saint Aiden, and Saint Hilda.
Call Number: PR6063.A34 Z4 1994 In English
Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt.
Call Number: DA978.2 .D57 2001 In English
Experience the land of ancient myth, poetry and rebellion. A country that teems with nightlife, monuments and ruins. Explore famous places that include St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Guinness Brewery, the Rock of Cashel and the "Giant's Causeway." Learn how Waterford crystal and harps are crafted. Watch a horse race, see a hurling match- and go ahead- kiss the famous Blarney Stone!
Call Number: PR6052.O36 Z4 1994 In English
Eavan Boland is a major Irish poet, and in her nine books of poetry she explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity--'the meeting place between womanhood and history.' Eavan Boland read from In a time of violence and Outside history on November 16, 1994, in Los Angeles. She discussed her work with Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy whose books include Artemis in Echo Park and Ordinary wisdom.
In Search of Ancient Ireland
Call Number: DA930 .I57 2003 In English
A look at the history and legends of ancient Ireland. Begins in 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe, and continues through 1167 A.D, when the Norman invasion placed Ireland under English control.
Irish Civil War
Call Number: DA963 .I75 2004 In English
In 1922, the people of Ireland turned against each other in one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. In the aftermath, the country descended into a subversive, fratricidal conflict that lasted for decades. This program features interviews with participants in the Civil War, some in their 90s, whose passionate defense of the side they took remains as strong and vivid as ever. Interviews are interwoven throughout with archival footage and photographs from the period.
Call Number: PR8789 .I75 2000 In English
This program, hosted by renowned theater director Sir Richard Eyre, describes the battle for an authentic Irish theater, a theater of the working class, with realistic language and gritty social and political content. The influences of Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey are analyzed in detail.
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z4 1988 In English
An authoritative documentary on the life of James Joyce, which was shot on location in Dublin, Trieste, Zurich, Rome, London, and Paris, and made with the cooperation of his close relatives and peers.
Joyce to the World
Call Number: PR6019.O9 J6 2007 In English
Explores the global phenomenon known as "Bloomsday" celebrated every year on June 16th, the day that James Joyce's novel Ulysses takes place. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of this amazing tradition when Joyceans around the world open a book, raise a pint, and dress in costume in homage to their fictional heroes. With extensive biographical footage and commentary, viewers follow Joyce from his early life in Dublin to his later years of self-exile with his wife, Nora Barnacle. Includes interviews with actors, writers, and scholars; Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt, Malachy McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan and Senator David Norris.
Man of Aran
Call Number: DA990.A8 M3 1991 In English
Documents the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea.
Mirror, Mirror: Northern Ireland
Call Number: DA990.U46 M48 1994 In English
A look at the loyalists of Northern Ireland who are Protestant, monarchist and against unification with the Republic of Ireland. They feel abandoned by the rest of the United Kingdom who do not share their "traditional values."
Of Stars & Shamrocks: Boston's Jews and Irish
Call Number: F73.9.J5 O3 1995 In English
This documentary examines the history of the Irish and Jewish immigrants who came to Boston in the late 19th and early 20th century. Illustrates the rivalries between these two groups as well as efforts for reconciliation.
Out of Ireland
Call Number: E184.I6 O88 1997 In English
Examines the history of the seven million Irish who emigrated to America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews with Irish immigrants to describe their experiences and the profound influence they have had on American culture.
Questions From the Northern Ireland Peace Process for the War on Terror
Call Number: HN398.N6 Q8 2003 In English
In this presentation professor Higgins explains the conflicts that Northern Ireland has suffered during several decades. Explains the terror and fear that individuals feel every day. 1.7 million people live in Northern Ireland and each one of them has suffered some kind of violence.
Call Number: PS3523.O89 Z87 2000 In English
A biography with interviews and readings of Robert Lowell's work.
Call Number: PR6058.E2 Z4 1991 In English
Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on Oct. 15, 1991, in Los Angeles.
Seamus Heaney, Poet in Limboland
Call Number: PR6058.E2 Z4 1988 In English
Seamus Heaney recites selections from his poems against a backdrop of the Ulster landscape which inspired and informed his work. Northern Ireland is portrayed as a society fallen from grace--limboland.
Call Number: D70 .C45 2003 In English
Follows the story of the Celts from their earliest roots through the flowering of their culture and their enduring heritage today. Includes reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands.
Call Number: D21.3 .C66 2005 v.3 In English
Focuses on the greatest battles ever fought and the men who won them. Brings the terrifying rumble of the tanks and deadly arrows of conquest to life. Traveling the globe and spanning two millennia, this program features diary entries, interviews with scholars, and historical re-enactment to examine the strategies, weapons of conquest, and the significance of each engagement in the annals of history.
The Irish Empire
Call Number: DA916.8 .I75 2000 In English
The Irish Empire is an exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad, as seen by themselves, and as they are perceived by others. Episode 1: The Scattering, describes the astonishing diversity and scale of Irish migration, how the Irish established themselves in far corners of the world and where they succeed and how they failed. Episode 2: Building the World: Trace the journey from slave to plantation owner, convict to politician and the Irish shaping the world. Episode 3: A World Apart, is the untold story of Ireland's women emigrants: more women than men left Ireland, and fewer returned. Episode 4: Keeping the Faith, tells how the Irish emigrants brought their religious beliefs, and their differences, with them wherever they went in the world. Episode 5: Dreams of Home, addresses how the reality of today's Ireland differs from the imagined Ireland preserved by the emigrants and their descendants.
The Irish Empire
Call Number: DA916.8 .I75 2000 pt. 1-4 In English
From the origins of the 'scattering' of the Irish over the centuries, to the dreams of a mythical home nurtured by so many Irish migrants today, The Irish Empire is a lively exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad -- as seen by themselves, and as they are perceived by others.
The Story of Ireland
Call Number: DA910 .S86 2012 In English
This series offers a reappraisal of Ireland's past, looking at the evolution of the country in a global context and challenging some of the myths that have become an accepted facet of the country's history. It follows the evolution of the modern nation through waves of migration and emigration and highlights the key moments of Irish history from the adoption of Christianity through the Protestant plantation, Great Famine and Partition to the Good Friday Agreement.