Irish Study Morning (Maidin Scannáin Gaeilge)

This year’s Irish study morning features a specially produced film version of Na Cloigne (The Heads), orginally shown as a three-part drama on Irish language TV. Alongside this there will be an extended introduction and post-screening discussion in both Irish and English, led by the film’s producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh.

Part of this year’s Irish Language Arts Festival supported by the Government of Ireland.

Beginners’ to advanced level Irish language learners welcome.

Featured Film/

Na Cloigne (15)

(The Heads)
Dir Robert Quinn/IR 2010/112 mins/Irish Gaelic wEng ST
Siobhán O’Kelly, Dara Devaney Barry McGovern, Mike P Ó Conaola, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

An engaging thriller full of murder, lust, jealousy and dark supernatural forces as we follow the story of Seán and Nuala, a young couple who become caught up in the horrible and gruesome murders of two young women. The Connemara village of Cloigeann comes to a standstill when the naked and decapitated bodies of the two young women are found in the nearby woods. Nuala, a local artist, and her adulterous boyfriend Seán find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder investigation as insecurity and self doubt drives their relationship to breaking point.

Tortured by visions of dark, dangerous figures, Seán struggles to keep a grip on reality and on his fractured relationship with Nuala. While the villagers and the police question who is to blame for the murders, mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé calls on his supernatural intuition and gets one step closer to discovering the truth.

Did the young female victims fall prey to a merciless predator; was the murderer seeking a terrible revenge; or could there be paranormal forces at play?