Irish Film Institute presents Local Films for Local People

Down Wicklow Way, a Cine-Concert

This programme of Wicklow films from the IFI Irish Film Archive includes The Legend of the Lough (1937); Rush Hour (1949) a scout-filled caper filmed in Bray; and Wicklow stories from Gael Linn’s newsreels (1956- 64).

The programme highlight is Some Say Chance (1934), an enigmatic drama set in a girls boarding school in Wicklow. Directed by Wicklow resident Michael Farrell and presenting Maureen O’Hara in her screen debut, this recently unearthed silent treasure will be accompanied by another Wicklow resident, leading improvisational pianist, Paul G. Smyth.

The IFI is supported by the Arts Council ​