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Irish Film Morning/ Arracht

The 2021 Irish language film morning includes a screening of the award-winning Irish famine thriller Arracht. The screening will be followed by an informal discussion in both Irish and English led by Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University and Tom Togher, Manchester’s Irish Language Group.   

This event is open to all, whether or not you are an Irish speaker.  

Supported by the Government of Ireland. Programmed in partnership with Manchester’s Irish language group. 

Arracht is a haunting tale of overcoming grief and fighting for survival. Set in Ireland, 1845, the film centres on fisherman Colmán Sharkey, who takes in a stranger, Patsy, a former soldier, who arrives just ahead of the blight – a crop disease that caused the Great Plague, killing and displacing millions of Irish people. Arracht was filmed entirely on the remote west coast of Ireland in Connemara. 

Cuirtear coir i leith Coleman Sharkey, coir nach ndearna sé, agus caithfidh sé a theaghlach a thréigean agus cur faoi ar oileáinín iargúlta. Déanann an gorta slad ar an bpobal, sciobann uaidh a bhean agus a pháiste agus níl aige sa saol ach an t-uaigneas agus é ar a theitheadh ó fhórsaí an dlí, ag iarraidh gan bás a fháil den ocras. Buaileann sé le cailín darb ainm Cití a thugann cúis dó a bheith beo.