Alex Fegan

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A scene from Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Aoife Kelleher has a knack for locating stories that Irish people want to hear. One Million Dubliners, her documentary about Glasnevin Cemetery, play(...)

Centenarian Maire Godfrey at  home in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Máire Godfrey’s earliest memories is of the soldiers who lived in her home in Co Kerry during the Civil War in 1922. About 15 Free State(...)

The man behind the counter: Paul Gartlan, the publican star of the RTÉ documentary The Irish Pub

‘You go into a pub abroad and they nearly ignore you. You go into one in Ireland and they’d go up in your arse to find out who you are – name, address(...)

Irish playwright and poet Brendan Behan (1923 - 1964) having a final drink in London before going back to Ireland.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

This week, a charming new film called The Irish Pub sets out to celebrate one of Ireland’s greatest gifts to the universe. Like all successful inventi(...)

The Irish Pub

There’s not a great deal of structure to this study of a great Irish institution. A cinematic translation of that ubiquitous poster featuring famous I(...)