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Screening of Irish short films in Grand Canal Dock


Swimming Shorts

Happenings, in association with Waterways Ireland, presented a very special selection of Irish short films, all connected with our love of swimming. Last Saturday afternoon from 4.30pm saw four award winning films projected from the Happenings barge in Grand Canal Dock.

The four films where as follows:

Becoming men – Ross Killeen. During a long hot summer in inner city Dublin, a man looks back on his own youth. Things haven’t changed much.

Deep End Dance – Conor Horgan. Mother and son, above and below the surface. A short dance film, written and performed by David Bolger (choreographer and artistic director of CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Dublin) along with his 76-year-old mother, Madge Bolger.

The Swimmer – Fergal McCarthy. The artist swims through the city from south to north, documenting Dublin’s aquatic environment in 2011, a landscape that will radically alter in the years ahead.

Real Men Don’t Wear Togs – Anna Devlin. A film about the life & times of the hardy old veteran swimmers of the 40 foot in Sandycove.