Irene’s Ghost follows a son’s search to find out about the mother he never knew. Iain was 3 when his mother Irene died. His Dad never spoke about it, and the family silence around Irene meant that she was alive only in Iain’s imagination.


Later in life, the birth of his own child inspires a journey to discover the truth about Irene, piecing together fragments of the past to uncover a long held family secret.


Using animation mixed with filmed footage, Irene’s Ghost explores memory and mental health to movingly rebuild a lost life. 


Please see below for venues involved and to book tickets:


Jan 4th - 1:30pm - Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2. (Post-show discussion)


Jan 7th - 7:00pm - St. Patrick's Mental Health Services, Dublin 8. (Post-show discussion) (Please note online tickets are no longer available for this show but tickets are available at the door)


Jan 7th - 8:00pm - Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda


Jan 9th - 7:00pm - West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen


Jan 13th - 8:00pm - Town Hall Theatre, Galway (Post-show discussion)


Jan 14th - 8:00pm - Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar


Jan 15th - 7:30pm - Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (Post-show discussion)

This screening is in partnership with Cork International Film Festival.

The post show discussion will be chaired by First Fortnight Ambassador Clodagh Whelan. The panel will include:

Cork International Film Festival's new Director of Programming- Anna Kopecka

Chairperson of Post Natal Depression Ireland- Madge Fogarty

See Change Ambassador- Kara Madden


Jan 15th - 8:00pm - Ballina Arts Centre


Jan 16th - 8:00pm - The Glens Centre, Leitrim


Jan 16th - 8:00pm - Friars Gate, Limerick



Presented by First Fortnight in partnership with IFI National


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