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Award-Winning Documentary

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‘Older Than Ireland’

Older Than Ireland, the acclaimed documentary from director Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), will be released in Irish cinemas this Friday, September 25th

Older Than Ireland features thirty men and women aged 100 years and over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Older Than Ireland’s observational style offers a rare insight into the personal lives of these remarkable individuals.

Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning.

From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old Kathleen Snavely to Ireland’s oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan we meet a colourful cast of characters, from all walks of life, from the four corners of Ireland. These centenarians are our living history and these are their extraordinary stories.

Older Than Ireland was the winner of the Best Irish Documentary award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

Older Than Ireland was produced by Garry Walsh for Snackbox Films and was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board