Poitín Premiere 1977

Poitín premiere makes history in Connemara as the first feature length film in the Irish language.

‘Poitín’ is an hour-long feature film in the Irish language written by Colm Bairéad and directed by Bob Quinn about making poitín in the wilds of Connemara.


Doireann Ní Bhriain met up with Bob Quinn in Connemara to find out about how the film. 

‘Poitín’ had its first screening in An Cheathrú Rua. Cóilín Baireád who wrote ‘Poitín’ explains how he met Bob Quinn during a course on film production.

Among those in attendance at the premiere were Colm O’Brian of the Arts Council, Muiris Mac Conghail Controller of Programmes at RTÉ, Gaeltacht Minister Donncha O Gallchobhair (Denis Gallagher), filmmaker John Boorman and Seamus Smith from the National Studios of Ireland (Ardmore). The film starred Cyril Cusack, Donal McCann and Niall Tóibín, and was produced by Bob Quinn’s company Cinegael. 


(RTÉ Guide, 16 September 1977, Vol.1, No.37, p.18)



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