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Screening Irish History Outsiders’ Histories, GFT, 8 – 29 May, 2017

GFT  8 – 29 May, 2017

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This series explores dramatic and sometimes troubling aspects of Irish history. From single mothers to forgotten emigrants, each film takes the perspective of outsiders and critical voices to reveal Irish society in imaginative and provocative ways. The series includes Philomena, The Rocky Road to Dublin, I Could Read the Sky and the Scottish premiere of the documentary Hubert Butler: Witness to the Future. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring filmmakers, historians and other commentators.

Screening Irish History is co-organized with the University of Strathclyde’s History department and led by Dr Niall Whelehan.


8 May, 2017

Rocky Road To Dublin

This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Carole Holohan, historian and author of Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties.

15 May, 2017

Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future  

Followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Johnny Gogan, about the film and Butler’s eventful life.

22 May, 2017


This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with historian Lindsey-Earner Byrne, the author of Mother and Child and Letters of the Catholic Poor.

29 May, 2017

I Could Read The Sky

This screening will be followed by a discussion with Enda Delaney, historian and author of The Irish in Post-War Britain.

GFT, 12 Rose Sgtreet, G3 6RB

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