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The Snapper (1993), based on the Roddy Doyle novel

The Snapper

Dessie Curley (Colm Meaney) is a plasterer and, yes, likes getting plastered. With his wife Kay (Ruth McCabe), he rules over six lively children, one of whom, Sharon (Tina Kellegher), announces that s

Good Vibrations (2012), a film chronicling the life of Terri Hooley, who opened a record store on the most bombed street in Belfast in the 1970s, and who developed Belfast's punk-rock scene, discovering The Undertones

Good Vibrations (2012), a film chronicling the life of Terri Hooley, who opened a record store on the most bombed street in Belfast in the 1970s, and who developed Belfast's punk-rock scene, discovering The Undertones

Flikkers lgbt club night e. 1979, Dublin. Photo: Sean Gilmartin.

Disco Liberation: Flikkers and The Hirschfield Centre

Flikkers lgbt club night e. 1979, Dublin. Photo: Sean Gilmartin.

Minne Driver as Benny Hogan and Chris O'Donnell as her beau, Jack Foley in 'Circle of Friends' (1995)

Minne Driver as Benny Hogan and Chris O'Donnell as her beau, Jack Foley in 'Circle of Friends' (1995)

Circle of Friends (1995), a coming of age story set in 1950s Dublin, country girl goes to university and falls in love, but she doesn't get her fairytale happy ending

Circle of Friends (1995), a coming of age story set in 1950s Dublin, country girl goes to university and falls in love, but she doesn't get her fairytale happy ending

Circle of Friends (1995), based on the Maeve Binchy novel

Circle of Friends (1995), based on the Maeve Binchy novel

The Commitments (1991), set in north inner city Dublin, a group of working class young people form a soul band. Adapted from the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name.

The Commitments (1991), set in north inner city Dublin, a group of working class young people form a soul band. Adapted from the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name.

The Closer You Get (2000), a group of frustrated Irish lads from rural Donegal place an advert in the Miami Herald inviting young American women to live in their village, in the hopes of settling down. Everyone knows about the ad, so how will the women at home react, perhaps romance is closer to hand than previously anticipated

The Closer You Get (2000), a group of frustrated Irish lads from rural Donegal place an advert in the Miami Herald inviting young American women to live in their village, in the hopes of settling down. Everyone knows about the ad, so how will the women at home react, perhaps romance is closer to hand than previously anticipated

War of the Buttons (1994), two rival gangs in Co. Cork (rich kids vs poor kids). Iconic film known to any Irish child born in the 80s and early 90s

War of the Buttons (1994), two rival gangs in Co. Cork (rich kids vs poor kids). Iconic film known to any Irish child born in the 80s and early 90s

Into the West (1992), a fantasy drama about two young traveller brothers Tayto and Ossie who run away on a quest to recover their stolen white horse Tír na nÓg and find the mystical land of eternal youth "Tír na nÓg. Their father, once King of the Travellers, played by Gabriel Byrne, goes on a journey that takes him a poverty stricken north Dublin council estate to the West of Ireland.

Into the West (1992), a fantasy drama about two young traveller brothers Tayto and Ossie who run away on a quest to recover their stolen white horse Tír na nÓg and find the mystical land of eternal youth "Tír na nÓg. Their father, once King of the Travellers, played by Gabriel Byrne, goes on a journey that takes him a poverty stricken north Dublin council estate to the West of Ireland.

Good Vibrations (2012) set in 1970s Belfast, at the height of the Troubles

Good Vibrations (2012) set in 1970s Belfast, at the height of the Troubles

32a (2007). This coming of age story centres around Maeve, a 13 year old girl, and her circle of friends living in a Dublin suburb in 1979. Your first bra, your first love, your first kiss, your first heartbreak. Filmed on location in Dublin, Roscommon and Sligo.

32a (2007). This coming of age story centres around Maeve, a 13 year old girl, and her circle of friends living in a Dublin suburb in 1979. Your first bra, your first love, your first kiss, your first heartbreak. Filmed on location in Dublin, Roscommon and Sligo.

Good Vibrations (2012), based on the true story of Terri Hooley, who opened an influential record store on the most bombed street in Belfast at the height of the Troubles

Good Vibrations (2012), based on the true story of Terri Hooley, who opened an influential record store on the most bombed street in Belfast at the height of the Troubles