Six Irish Movies Worth Watching

April 29, 2014

six irish movies How about an Irish movie night or six? And if you only have time for one, make sure it’s The Commitments. It’s our all-time favorite and really, really quotable.

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What’s your favorite Irish movie? Any great ones I’m missing?

 p.s. I use the term Irish movie loosely – they’re either about Ireland and/or filmed here. 


  • Reply Vanessa April 29, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Oh, I’d have to add ‘I Went Down’ and ‘Once’. And drama, lots of drama: ‘Hunger’, ‘The Field’, ‘The Crying Game’, ‘In The Name of the Father’, ‘My Left Foot’ (I’m giving away my age here!)

  • Reply Susan April 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    About Adam is a good one- it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it!

    • Reply emily April 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      I haven’t heard of About Adam either. If you can’t find me, I’ll be parked in front of the TV all wknd!

  • Reply Abby Nolan April 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The Wind that Shakes the Barley – a good film to learn a bit about Irish Independence. But my favorite is probably Ondine – just dreamy, mysterious, a bit mythical – set on the west coast I believe.

    • Reply emily April 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      I’ve never heard of Ondine. My movie list is getting very long!

  • Reply devon April 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    my favorite irish films are a toss up between waking ned devine & once. waking ned devine is hysterical, while i love once for the beautiful music & bittersweet theme.

    • Reply emily April 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      I can’t believe I forgot Waking Ned Devine! Such a great movie, I think I will watch it again this weekend! Thanks for reminding me :)

  • Reply Christine April 30, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Once, hands down!

  • Reply Patty R. May 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    New to your Blog…..really enjoying it, wonderful writing. I loved the Guard, great movie.

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