I’m off to Dublin for a few days to go to a friend’s wedding. I’ve never been to Ireland before so really looking forward to seeing more of the Emerald Isle. I’ll be making sure I take loads of photographs and seeing the local sites while I’m there. I also thought a themed quiz would be nice. Have you been to Ireland? Are there any other Irish films you really like?
1. Odd Man Out (1947)
2. The Quiet Man (1952)
3. Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
4. Barry Lydon (1975)
5. My Left Foot (1989)
6. Leap Year (2010)
Have a great time in Dublin, you never know … we could unknowingly cross paths 🙂
Just sent you a FB message actually.
Ah great, just replied 🙂
I had a lovely time in Dublin and visiting southern Ireland. What a grand time. Have a pint at the Temple Bar for me! I haven’t seen number 3, but it looks visually stunning. 🙂
It was David Lean, so not that surprising. Sad film, but beautifully shot.I’m glad you had a great time. It will be interesting if any of our places overlap.
Have fun have fun have funnnnnnnnn!!
I like tons of Irish films I don’t think I can even get a list going properly but I’ll say On the Edge is my favorite. Can’t wait for your pictures.
Thanks. I included my dad’s favourite films, and one of my mum’s too. The first film is my from the director of my favourite film The Third Man, so it feels close to a family post really.
That’s really sweet=)
Yikes… only 2 this time. I have clearly not seen enough Irish movies!
David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Carol Reed, John Ford… Some famous directors have worked there, but there aren’t as many classics there as you might think. I’m sure more directors will work there in the future though.
Enjoy! You might be a tad disappointed if you’re expecting to find yourself in a ‘Leap Year’ adventure 🙂 … depending on where you go in Dublin, of course
Having seen it, no surprise both actors have since made it big. The script was disappointing, but they both had something. And totally! You never know what to expect in life sometimes.
where’s the wedding?
Do you know the Castleknock area?
Absolutely. Colin Farrell’s old stomping ground.
Drat! I only got 2 & 5. This is embarrassing. I’m part Irish.😕 I hope you have a wonderful time Alex. I’ve never been but I had a friend who’s husband was Irish and they’d visit his family over there at least 3-4 times a year. Ireland is such a beautiful country. It’s on the top of my bucket list.☘🍀☘🍀
Thanks. I hope you get to go too.
Someday I hope. I know that somewhere in Donegal, I have distant relatives, but as my maiden name is McCarthy, it’ll be tough tracking them down!
Have a lovely time in Ireland and wishing you safe travel mercies. Take care and enjoy, Alex! 🙂
Thanks. Got back about two hours ago. The wedding went perfectly and I had a wonderful time in Ireland 🙂 Look out for lots of posts on it soon.
Enjoy your trip, Alex. I got 2, which is an improvement. Barry LyNdon was one
One of the few Kubrick films I’ve not seen. Would you recommend it?
I would. A romping historical saga. Very long – three hours plus, I think
Doesn’t sound like the sort of film I would normally see, but Kubrick is a wonderful exception.
The Quiet Man is an all time favorite! I’ve not seen Leap Year–I’ll have to give it a whirl. Have fun on your trip.
Leap Year has plenty of flaws. But the scenery is wonderful and you can really tell that Amy Adams and Matthew Goode were going to go onto big things though. The Quiet Man is a delight. Such a charming film.
I’m from Castleknock 🙂 Is the wedding in the Castleknock Hotel?
The reception was. The weather being so sunny meant we could all have a nice relaxing drink on the terrace bit before the reception. The wedding was in a church nearby. Do you know St Mochtas?
I was just thinking about “The Quiet Man” after the loss of Maureen O’Hara this past week.
Have a good trip!
I keep meaning to see Only the Lonely again. That’s the other one of hers I really remember liking. Her and John Candy were such a great mother/son film partnership.
I have been twice, lovely place. Hope you have a great time.
I was there from Thursday until Monday. As well as all the wedding and reception stuff, I was able to see most of the main sites. My favourites were the zoo, jail, Guinness Storehouse and a waxwork museum. I had a great time. Everyone is so nice 🙂
glad to hear you had a good time. Ye it’s a very friendly place 🙂
And a country full of literature for sure. Wilde, Shaw, Behan, Stoker, Keats, Joyce.. .
Sigh, I got #5… that’s all!
That’s probably one of the lesser known ones on there. Isn’t Daniel Day-Lewis extraordinary though? I should probably do a quiz on him soon.
He is amazing!
I’m glad I got that one.
I wish he would see one of my “Art Gowns”.
Well, it’s been a while, but I’m almost finished a new Art Gown.
Okay…back to sewing & pinning.
BTW… You should do a quiz on him!
Have an amazing trip 🙂
Can’t wait to visit there ❤
Everyone was so nice. Everything people say about the Irish charm is true. I hope you get to go soon. Look out for loads of pictures.
Sounds amazing and can’t wait to catch up on your pictures 🙂
Thanks. I really did try and do everything 🙂
Omg… I really want to go there now ❤
Be safe~ looking forward to a lot of pics! ….The Quiet Man… that’s my favorite 🙂
it’s such a lovely romantic film. I took loads. I think I’ll even put some up from the wedding. I was on the same flight home as the bride and groom too, and in the row behind them ha. Small world 🙂
Thats cool 🙂 …yes post them!!
I liked “The Quiet Man” and also, “Leap Year.” The film with Hillary Swank and her deceased husband sending her off with letters to explore places takes her to Ireland. “PS, I Love You.” I really like this movie very much, Alex.
I’ve not seen that last one. I’ll look into it for sure 🙂
I would love to go to Ireland someday. I am part Irish, so it would be nice to go back to my roots and check it out.
I hope you get to. I’ve only been to Dublin but am keen to see other parts of the country too.
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