2019 Film Festival Schedule

The 2019 Richard Harris International Film Festival will be in Limerick, Ireland, October 22-28, 2019.
It will feature 7 days of Film, Networking and Workshops.

Tickets available Online or at the Theatre Box Office


Tuesday, October 22nd


VR/AR Experience (in association with Simmotion and Immersive VR Education)

VR-AR ExperiencePart of the iMET Media Technology Summit

  • Apollo 11 VR Experience
  • 1943 – Berlin Blitz VR Experience
  • Selection of New Media submissions
    • Tombeaux (dir. Dave Beck)
    • Sustainable Productivity (dir. Aneesh Koorapaty   Winner – 2019 Best New Media)
    • From Farm to Fork (dir. Lamia Chraibi)
  • The European launch of Entertainment Oxygen and the exciting collaboration with RHIFF

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Engine, Cecil Street
Ticket Cost: €10.00


Student Screenings Block 1: Chosen Destination

2019 Student 1 Chosen Destination(9 films)

  • Psychlical directed by Nathan Campion
  • Our Land directed by Eoin Harnett
  • Goodnight Sweetheart directed by Aaron Moloney
  • Stewsday directed by Ken Geraghty & Jason Kennealy
  • The Dressmaker directed by Olivia McLaughlin
  • Strangers on a Bench directed by Hiram Harrington, Emmanuel Okoye
  • Stubborn as a Mule directed by Victor Bargès
  • Brittas directed by Niamh Bryson
  • Starry Night directed by Emma Smith

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

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Student Screenings Block 2: Don’t Get Caught

2019 Student 2 Don't Get Caught(12 films)

  • CAGED directed by Owen O’Mahony
  • Easy for Some directed by Niamh Sauter-Cooke
  • Zipped directed by Paz Roz
  • Grounding directed by Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh
  • Lost Identity directed by Caoimhe Sheehan
  • Hooked directed by Lukasz Langowski
  • Real Shame directed by Gwen O’Toole
  • Forget Me Not directed by David Brosnan
  • 9 Months directed by Michael Wohlfeld
  • Pit Stop directed by Rachel Smyth
  • As The Devil Drives directed by Callum O’Brien
  • Piseogaí directed by Méabh Deloughry

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

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Tuesday Night iMET Screening

The Making of Angelas ChristmasFilm: The Making of Angela’s Christmas
Part of the iMET Media Technology Summit in association with Brown Bag Films

Directed by Damien O’Connor
Followed by an in-depth discussion with Malachy McCourt and director Damien O’Connor

This documentary gives a wonderful behind the scenes look at the making of the family favourite Angela’s Christmas, featuring interviews with the voice talent and animators behind this instant classic.

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Thirteen Fourteen, 13-14 Cecil Street, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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After Party and Nibbles

Time: 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Venue: Rhiff & Souths Bar


Wednesday, October 23rd


VR/AR Experience (in association with Simmotion and Immersive VR Education)

VR-AR ExperiencePart of the iMET Media Technology Summit

  • Apollo 11 VR Experience
  • 1943 – Berlin Blitz VR Experience
  • Selection of New Media submissions:
    • Tombeaux (dir. Dave Beck)
    • Sustainable Productivity (dir. Aneesh Koorapaty   Winner – 2019 Best New Media)
    • From Farm to Fork (dir. Lamia Chraibi)
  • The European launch of Entertainment Oxygen and the exciting collaboration with RHIFF

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Engine, Cecil Street
Ticket Cost: €10.00


Developing Feature Films in Regional Locations

SSI Developing Feature FilmsA master class with writer/directors Conor McMahon and Mark Noonan, hosted by Screen Ireland

FREE Event
Open to All Filmmakers

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Venue: Engine, Cecil Street

More details on this Master Class


Student Screenings Block 3: Stuck in a Moment

2019 Student 3 Stuck In a Moment(9 films)

  • Jack & Anna directed by Ksenia Ivanova
  • In Training directed by Lachlan Kelly
  • Still Walking directed by Rachael Scully
  • The Way We Were directed by Stephen Barrett
  • Polaroid directed by Richard Harvey
  • Beautiful Youth directed by Conor McCormick
  • Hear Their Heartbeat directed by Volkan Güney Eker
  • Out of Time directed by Valerie O’Connor
  • I Am Not a Monster directed by Grace Quilligan

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

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Student Screenings Block 4: Loving Care

2019 Student 4 Loving Care(10 films)

  • Anorexia Nervosa directed by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
  • SCIM directed by Jing Joaquin
  • Jill & Giles directed by Alison Byrne
  • Skint directed by Tara O’Callaghan
  • The Sunny Side Up directed by Peter Kilmartin
  • In the Glass House directed by Anna Evgenevna Zhukovets
  • Hearts & Crafts directed by Harry Lee
  • Archie’s Bat directed by Shannon Egan
  • Speak To Her directed by Jack Desmond
  • Be Happy to be You directed by Ebony Corcoran

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick

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Student Screenings Block 5: What’s Right in Front of You

2019 Student 5 images(7 films)

  • Caesar directed by Adam littlewood, Fiona Galvin, Billy Ralph & Matthew O’Dwyer
  • Puzzling directed by Nicki Wade
  • Colour Blind directed by Luke Murphy
  • Disco Dynamite directed by Tom Clover
  • Looking For directed by Cian Desmond
  • Backwater directed by Brendan McCallion   (Winner – 2019 Best Student Film)
  • JASS directed by Meg Elwood

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

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Wednesday Night Double Screening

IMET Wed Film FeaturePart of the iMET Media Technology Summit

Short Film: Salam
Directed by Claire Fowler
Runtime: 13 minutes, 36 seconds

Film: Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World
Winner – 2019 Best Feature Film
Directed by Hans Pool
Panel discussion to follow the screening

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
(Followed by After-party in the Commercial Bar)
Venue: S206 Schuman Building, University of Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00-€8.00 

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Thursday, October 24th


Nat/Intl Shorts Block 1: Rights & Wrongs

2019 Natl Intl Shorts 1 Rights and Wrongs(7 films)

  • Inner Child directed by Gary Duggan
  • Please ‘LIKE’ Me directed by Brian McDonnell
  • Something Borrowed directed by Sarah Horgan
  • Tank Man directed by Robert Anthony Peters
  • Open Your Lips directed by Eleonora Ivone
  • CAITLíN directed by Emer Conroy
  • Pure Gold directed by Rik Gordon

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Dance Limerick, St. John’s Square
Ticket Cost: €7.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 2: Expectations

Nat Intl Block 2(8 films)

  • Love Her Bones directed by Ross Carey
  • 255111 directed by Paul Batt
  • Juggle directed by Seamus Duffy
  • The Camel Boy directed by Chabname Zariab
  • SatNav directed by Eugene O’Connor
  • Trapped directed by James Bushe
  • Islands Apart directed by Sammy Nutt
  • 2nd Class directed by Jimmy Olsson

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Venue: Dance Limerick, St. John’s Square
Ticket Cost: €7.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 3: When You’re With

2019 Nat Intl Shorts 3 When Your With(7 films)

  • Wine in My Veins directed by Leire Albinarrate Fernández
  • Run directed by Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Roisin Kearney
  • Date with Misadventure directed by Matthew Smyth
  • I Didn’t, I Wasn’t, I Amn’t directed by Laoisa Sexton
  • HALO directed by Michael-David McKernan
  • Jaula directed by David Oeo
  • In Orbit directed by Katie McNeice

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Dance Limerick, St. John’s Square
Ticket Cost: €7.00

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Thursday Film Feature 1 (Double Screening)

Film Feature 1Told You – Bursary Short
Directed by Cashell Horgan
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Film Feature 1: SPA Weekend
Directed by Maureen O’Connell
Q&A to follow the screening

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

More details on Film Feature #1


Opening Night RHIFF

Opening Night eventReception + GaelScoil Presentation
The Opening Night event begins with the annual presentation of “Gradam Richard Harris” by the Drama Department of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.

Short Film: BAINNE
Directed by Jack Reynor

Extended Preview of upcoming documentary A Man Called Harris
Produced & Directed by Brian Reddin
Followed by a Panel Discussion

After party at George Hotel
 
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Dance Limerick, St. John’s Square
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Friday, October 25th


Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Hurling EventThe story of the Limerick Hurling Team 2018
Director & DOP: William Buckley
Facebook event for Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Free Screenings over 4 Days and 20 Venues
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, October 25th-28th

More details on Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey


Nat/Intl Shorts Block 4: A Little Magic

Natl/Intl Shorts Block 4: A Little Magic(9 films)

  • Lady Isobel & The Elf Knight directed by Cashell Horgan
  • Blanket directed by Ken Williams & Denis Fitzpatrick
  • Bending Glass directed by Suzie Keegan   (Winner – 2019 Best Cinemetography)
  • The Space Between Us directed by Elaine Kennedy
  • Under Growth directed by Evin O’Neill
  • Always Remember Me directed by Nell Teare
  • Let’s Go to Antarctica! directed by Gonzaga Manso
  • The Girl at the End of the Garden directed by Bonnie Dempsey
  • Cynthia directed by Jack Hickey

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 5: Here We Are

Natl/Intl Shorts Block 5 Here We Are(7 films)

  • Caged directed by Mark Nugent
  • Cleaner directed by Mohammadreza Mayghani
  • Low Tide directed by Ian Hunt Duffy
  • When We’re Gone directed by James Skerritt
  • Lucky Star directed by Russell Davidson
  • CARGO directed by Abhilash Chandra
  • Are You Volleyball?! directed by Mohammad Bakhshi   (Winner – 2019 Best Writing)

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Folklore

Storyteller EventEddie Lenihan –
Storyteller Tales of Magic, Myth and Mystery for Old and Young

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine Street, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €7.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 6: For the Cause

Natl/Intl Shorts Block 6: For the Cause(6 films)

  • The Marksman directed by Conor Healy
  • Ashmina directed by Dekel Berenson   (Winner – 2019 Best Nat/Int Short Film)
  • The Boy Who Wanted to Fly directed by Jorge Muriel   (Winner – 2019 Best Director)
  • Moth directed by Allyn Quigley
  • TRUE NORTH: Paud Mulrooney’s Irish-Canadian Adventures in Super 8 directed by Deirdre Mulrooney
  • The Third King directed by Christoph Oliver Strunck

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Friday Film Feature 2 (Double Screening)

Film Feature 2Oscar Winning Short: Skin
Written by: Sharon Maymon, Directed by: Guy Nattiv

Feature 2: No News
Written & Directed by Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

More details on Film Feature #2


Friday Film Feature 3 (Double Screening)

Film Feature 3Short Film: Sorceress
Written & Directed by Max Blustin

Feature 3: The Dig
Written by: Stuart Drennan, Directed by: Andy and Ryan Tohill
Followed by Q&A with Cast and Crew

 
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Saturday, October 26th


Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Hurling EventThe story of the Limerick Hurling Team 2018
Director & DOP: William Buckley
Facebook event for Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Free Screenings over 4 Days and 20 Venues
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, October 25th-28th

More details on Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey


Acting Masterclass

Tearing A New OneTearing You a New One With Terry II
IFTA Award Winning Writer / Director Terry McMahon returns to RHIFF with his Acting Masterclass.
Winner – 2019 Monologue / Self Tape Competition, Josh Hullinger

Time: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: The Savoy Hotel Limerick, 22 Henry Street
Ticket Cost: €50.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 7: Escaping

Nat Intl 7(7 films)

  • The Wood Burning Savages – ‘I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself’ directed by Shane Serrano   (2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano)
  • Bonobo directed by Zoel Aeschbacher
  • No Place directed by Laura Kavanagh
  • Harbor directed by Paul Marques Duarte
  • Match directed by Laura O’ Shea & Tony Doyle
  • Anna directed by Dekel Berenson   (Winner – 2019 Best Actor in a Female Role, Svetlana Alekseevna Barandich)
  • A White Horse directed by Shaun O’Connor   (Winner – 2019 Best Overall Film)

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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Newport Beach FF Block 8: At Home

Newport Beach FF Block8-1a(8 films)

  • Rip to the Rescue directed by Paudie Baggott
  • Rosalyn directed by Olivia J Middleton
  • Troubles directed by Jonathan Harden
  • Silence (Ciúnas) directed by Tristan Heanue
  • The Bridge directed by Mark Smyth   (Winner – 2019 Best Newport Beach FF Category AND
    Winner – 2019 Best Actor in a Male Role, Peter Coonan)
  • What Betty Sees directed by Colleen Forward
  • Girl Alone directed by Keith Farrell
  • Leave the Road Behind You directed by Daniel Butler

Time: 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre & Bare Spot 2019 Presents:
RHIFF19 Culture Scene @ 1314

Culture Scene posterAn afternoon of Film, Music, Literature and Performance includes:

  • Screening of Evelyn, feature film directed by Orlando von Einsiedel
  • The Poetry of Timothy Moore – In Memoriam
  • Kevin O’Connor – Documentary maker
  • Two Actors, One City – Richard Harris and Jim Hayes. Recollections of two actors, with picture montage by playwright Mike Finn
  • Kevin Higgins – Ireland’s most political poet, who has been described as “likely the most read living poet in Ireland.”
  • Eve’s Record Box – Jazz trio, will provide musical interludes throughout the afternoon.

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: 13-14 Cecil St., Limerick
Free Event. Donations to Limerick Marine Search & Rescue

More details on RHIFF19 Culture Scene @ 1314


Saturday Film Feature 4 (Double Screening)

Film Feature 4Short Film: Tasos
Directed by James Skerritt
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Film Feature 4: Misty Button
Directed by Seanie Sugrue

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €5.00

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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 9: Short Doc Category

Nat Intl 9(9 films)

  • Playing With Fire directed by Nicholas Paul Ybarra
  • Making a Scene, Ep. 1 – Ross Nagle Allstar Tattoo directed by Shane Serrano   (2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano)
  • Stolen Apes directed by Colin Sytsma
  • The Last Organist directed by Paddy McConnell
  • R.A.W. Tuba directed by Darren Durlach & David Larson
  • Forgotten Revolution: Limerick Soviet Documentary 2019 directed by Jude McInerney & Jason Reddan
  • The Vasectomy Doctor directed by Paul Webster   (Winner – 2019 Best Short Documentary)
  • Ramón: Notes from a Beekeeper directed by Hilary Kennedy   (Winner – 2019 Best Editing)
  • I Created You directed by Noel McIntyre

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

More details on Nat/Intl Shorts Block 9: Short Doc Category


Saturday Film Feature 5 (Double Screening)

The PrizefighterShort Film: HOME
Directed by Scott Altman

Feature 5 Doc: The Prizefighter
Directed by Terry McMahon
Followed by a Q&A

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick

More details on Film Feature #5


Saturday Film Feature 6 (Double Screening)

Film Feature 6Music Video: The Hot Sprockets, “Imagine Us On The Sun”

Directed by Shane Serrano
2019 Special Recognition Award

Feature 6: Heyday – The Mic Christopher Story
Directed by Seanie Sugrue

Time: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

More details on Film Feature #6


 

After Party

Senans Techno Night
possible Fashion Show – Waisted USA
Time: 11:30 pm – Midnight
Venue: 101 O’Connell Street


Sunday, October 27th


Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Hurling EventThe story of the Limerick Hurling Team 2018
Director & DOP: William Buckley
Facebook event for Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Free Screenings over 4 Days and 20 Venues
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, October 25th-28th

More details on Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey


Nat/Intl Shorts Block 10: Moving On…

Nat Intl 10(10 films)

  • Barry Wilson – Persuasions to Enjoy directed by Shane Serrano   (2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano)
  • To the Boats directed by Michael Driscoll
  • Swipe at First Sight directed by Kevin de la Isla O’Neill & Stephen Crilly
  • AFLOAT directed by Ronan Dempsey
  • Walls of Limerick directed by Arturo Bandinelli   (Winner – 2019 Best Midwest Film)
  • Her Name is… directed by Claire Byrne & Lydia McGuinness
  • First Disco directed by Helen O’Reilly
  • Procession directed by Jeda De Brí
  • Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity directed by Deirdre Mulrooney
  • Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine directed by Jonathan Farrelly & Mark Smyth

Time: 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick

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Billy’s Talk: Parkinson Interview & Discussion

Richard Harris and Bill O'Reilly, 1970Relive the classic 1970’s Richard Harris Parkinson Interview in the company of Richard’s lifelong friend and confidant William O’Reilly. Returning to #RHIFF for an amazing 7th year in a row; Billy is going to share with us some memories of the great man himself in the relaxed setting of The Commercial.

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Free Event

Facebook event for Billy’s Talk: Parkinson Interview & Discussion


Limerick Film Bursary Double Screening

Sunday Film Bursary Double FeatureTold You
Directed by Cashell Horgan

Everything Looks Better In The Sunshine
Directed by Jonathan Farrelly & Mark Smyth

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

Facebook event for Limerick Film Bursary Double Screening


Sunday Retrospective (Double Screening)

Sunday RetrospectiveShort Film: The Swim
Directed by Valerie O’Connor

RH Retrospective Screening: Trojan Eddie
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon
Starring: Richard Harris and Stephen Rea

Time: 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

More details on Sunday Retrospective event


Gala Awards Night

Gala Awards ShowGala Awards Show and Reception
Red Carpet Photo Ops from 6:30 pm
Wine & Canape Reception with Entertainment from 7:00 pm
Awards Show and Cabaret from 8.00 pm

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Millennium Theatre, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €50.00

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2019 Awards Winners & Nominees


After Party

with Live Entertainment
Time: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Venue: Savoy Hotel


 

After After Party

with DJ Entertainment
Time: 1:00 am – Late
Venue: George Boutique Hotel


Monday, October 28th


Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Hurling EventThe story of the Limerick Hurling Team 2018
Director & DOP: William Buckley
Facebook event for Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey

Free Screenings over 4 Days and 20 Venues
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, October 25th-28th

More details on Dreams – An Unforgettable Journey


Best of Fest

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: The Commercial, 46-47 Catherine St, Limerick


Filmmaker Brunch

Time: 3:00 pm – End
Venue: The Curragower


 



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