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Clare’s Doireann Ní Ghríofa featured in newly released film

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A NEW film featuring Clare award winning writer and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa has been released this week, and people in the Banner county will have the opportunity to see it on the big screen in Ennis.

Described as an intimate exploration of Doireann’s world and creative process, Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries is a film about memories, motherhood and the mysterious nature of creativity.

The acclaimed poet and essayist, raised in Kilnamona, was catapulted into the international literary spotlight in 2020 with the publication of her debut novel A Ghost in the Throat. Lauded by critics from the New York Times to the Guardian, it went on to win the Irish Book of the Year.

Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries is an exploration of Ní Ghríofa’s world and creative process. Captured through intimate performances of her own work and in-depth interviews, the film reveals Ní Ghríofa’s creative impulses and journeys with her to the heart of her inspiration, her home place in Co. Clare.

Produced with the support of TG4 and An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries is directed by Ciara Nic Chormaic and produced by Sharon Whooley. Director of Photography on the project was Colm Hogan, with John Brennan handling sound, Genevieve Murphy as editor, and music from John Daly.

Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries had its premiere last Friday in the IFI, Dublin and is opening exclusively at cinemas including Empire Movieplex Cinema in Ennis where it will run for a week from this Friday, November 18.

Cathal O’Sullivan, General Manager said, “We’re very excited to be able to have Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries available in Ennis. One of our goals is to be able to showcase the amazing talent and culture we have on our small island and even more so to give Irish language films an opportunity to be seen on the big screen.

“With Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries we get to have both. What makes this so special for us, is that Doireann, now living in Cork, grew up local to the area and has many connections with the town and being able to showcase talent so close to home is really special and an opportunity we couldn’t miss out on. For those looking to avail of tickets, they can be got on site at Empire Movieplex or online at www.ennis.arccinema.ie.”

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