The Stunning Sligo landscape becomes the backdrop for two fantastic films on the Big Screen this Spring/Summer, John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’ and Ken Loach long awaited ‘Jimmy’s Hall’.

We can’t help but beam with pride to see OSD’s home town showcased so spectacularly, but sure we already knew how gorgeous it is!

If you’re heading to the cinema we would definitely recommend checking them out.


Calvary in cinema’s nationwide now

‘Calvary’, John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to The Guard is a blackly comic drama about a good priest, tormented by various members of his community.

Calvary’s Father James played by Brendan Gleeson is the flipside to The Guard’s Sergeant Gerry Boyle. A good man intent on making the world a better place, he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. After being threatened during confession, he must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

The film features a who’s who of the Irish acting world, including Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Domhnall Gleeson, Pat Shortt and Killian Scott (aka Tommy from Love/Hate).

Sweeping up Three Awards at the recent Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) including Best Film, along with Best Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Best Script for its writer-director John Michael McDonagh. And winner at the Berlin International Film Festival this is definitely on our Movie’s to watch list over the Easter break.

‘a terrific black comedy that touches greatness’ 4 Stars – The Guardian

“Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Gleeson, this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for classic status”. 5 Stars – Total Film

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Jimmy’s Hall in cinema’s nationwide from May 30th

Ken Loach’s new and possibly last film, ‘Jimmy’s Hall shot in Sligo and Leitrim is set for release on Friday May 30th.

Inspired by the real life story of Irish communist Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman to be deported from Ireland in the history of the state.

His ‘sin’ in 1921 “was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun”.

The film takes place in 1932, when Jimmy played by Irish Actor Barry Ward returns to Ireland from New York and re-opens the hall, a decade after the events of the Widn that Shakes the Barley

The cast includes actor’s such as Barry Ward ‘The Plough and the Stars’ , Simone Kirby ‘Pure Mule’ & Andrew Scott ‘Sherlock’. The screenplay is written by Loach and Paul Laverty who previously collaborated on Irish Civil War drama ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’.

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Emma Kavanagh

Digital Media Executive


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