This week in the Irish Examiner, the Irish language is celebrating its centenary with an article on a new cinema that will be the first to open in Cork, with a film that was shot in English in 1881.
The film will be screened by the Cork Film Society in the city’s North Cork Centre next month.
In a statement, the Cork Society said the film was made “for the language lovers of the world”.
“The Irish language has had an extraordinary journey through our history and has undergone many transformations since the dawn of the 20th century,” said the Cork group’s chief executive, Mark Pritchard.
The film, called The Irish in Cork (Aiden and the Irish) will be shown on March 31 and runs to 90 minutes. “
It will celebrate the achievements of our people through the cinema and will be an excellent example of the work of our society to promote Irish language as part of our cultural heritage.”
The film, called The Irish in Cork (Aiden and the Irish) will be shown on March 31 and runs to 90 minutes.
“The film is an homage to the city of Cork,” Mr Pritches said.
The Cork Film and Media Society said it would provide “a full range of services for its members to be able to participate in the film”. “
They were the first women to sail to Ireland, and have helped forge the bond between the two nations, with the support of the Irish community.”
The Cork Film and Media Society said it would provide “a full range of services for its members to be able to participate in the film”.
“It is very much in keeping with the spirit of the city, which has a rich history and cultural heritage,” the group said.
Mr Pietchard said the documentary would also “celebrate the Irish culture” and its “discovery” by the English speaking world.
“I am so excited for what this film will do for Irish language lovers, and what it will do to make the city a better place for people of all languages to live, work and study,” he said.
Cork City Council, which runs Cork’s North-South railway, said it hoped the film would “give Corkers the opportunity to see a film on the history of the Cork city”.
“We hope this will be a highlight of the year, for the community and the people of Cork to celebrate and celebrate Cork,” a spokeswoman said.
Aiden Cunningham (left) with Liam Cunningham (right) in Cork’s film, The Irish In Cork.
Picture: Cork Film Soc.
“We look forward to a fantastic weekend in Cork and the film is sure to be an exciting piece of cultural history.”
Aiden’s father was an Englishman who settled in Cork in 1851 and worked as a baker.
He married Annette, a descendant of a family who settled at the city centre.
“He came from a very small family, but was a hard worker, an accomplished craftsman and a man of great integrity and honour,” his daughter said.
The Cork Society has worked with Cork City council to provide services for a range of cultural events, including a book fair, a cultural exhibition and a film festival.
It is also sponsoring a “Cork Language Festival” at the North Cork Center in March and is seeking support for “Crowdfunding for the Cork Language”.