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The Millennium Theatre, LIT, hosted a very successful screening of the new documentary by director Dave Burns. ‘The Picture House – The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas’ had a near full house in attendance for its launch and first screening.

Some of the documentary’s participants and their families were in attendance as well as a strong contingent of cinema and film enthusiasts, who were treated to a pre-show of a British Pathé News Reel of 1962 as well as a classic Looney Tunes cartoon before the main feature.

Both the Limerick Post and Limerick Leader covered the event in advance and links to their articles are below.

Further press photos were taken on the evening, so keep an eye out in the coming days press.

On a personal note I would like to thank those who helped me setup the screening, LSAD Lecturers, Mark Griffin, Donagh O’Shea and Gerry Meagher as well as Nora Ní Fhlatharta who promoted the event on social media.

Finally, thanks to all who attended the screening. A lot of careful effort and decision making was done in putting this project together and it meant a lot to the producers, director and the participants that such a large crowd showed up. As the editor, I was delighted that so many enjoyed the memories it brought back and hopefully it might encourage a return of a single screen cinema to Limerick City sometime in the near future.

Limerick Post Article by Rose Rush.   Documentary on the city’s golden era of cinema

Limerick Leader Article by Norma Prendiville.  Documentary celebrates golden era of Limerick cinema – Limerick Leader

I had the pleasure to be interviewed on the impact of Troy Studios, by the team at UL’s student publication; Limerick Voice, which is available with this weekend’s edition of the Limerick Leader.

In todays Limerick Leader is the UL student driven, newspaper Limerick Voice, in which is a feature on the Local Film Making Talent in Limerick and the mid-west region. Thanks to journalist Jane O’Flaherty for the stories and coverage.

Click on the images for the scanned articles.

Limerick Voice Article 1 Limerick Voice Article 2

Limerick Chronicle Nov 2014


Awards Screen


Article in Tuesdays (5 Nov) Limerick Chronicle

  • by Alan Owens

The LIT Film Festival will return for a fifth year in April 2014, except now styled as the Limerick Film Festival.

The three day event has grown in size and reputation over the last number of years and, fittingly ahead of Limerick’s stint as national City of Culture next year, aims to attract hundreds of film makers and visitors from across Ireland to the city for the high profile event.

“We are excited to be bringing the art of film, professional film makers, actors, producers, directors and many more to the city for the three day event,” explained the founder of the festival, Simon McGuire, video lecturer and course coordinator in LIT.

“With the new changes planned and a new focus on expanding the festival in and around the city, the Limerick Film Festival will be giving the film making talent of Limerick a chance to shine and show off their skills to a wider audience,” he added.

The popular short film competition will also return, and Mr McGuire said that entry forms and competition details can be found on the festival’s website.

Planning for the festival is well underway and “high calibre” workshops will be again on offer to interested parties.

Previous speakers at the festival have included Pat Shortt and respected Irish film producer Lelia Doolan.

Full details of the festival will be announced next year, but for more information see

Article Link HERE

Here is the Newspaper coverage on the LIT Film Festival Buildup this week.


Limerick Leader April 4th 2013

Limerick Leader 4 April 2013

Limerick Post April 2013

Limerick Post 4 April 2013

Limerick Chronicle April 2013


David Walsh

David Walsh

Paul Kimmage

Paul Kimmage

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

Acclaimed sports journalist David Walsh will soon speak to a full house at Limerick’s new Lime Tree Theatre about his pivotal role in the epic Lance Armstrong saga, joined on stage by fellow doubter Paul Kimmage.

Tickets have flown out the door for the Limerick Leader-promoted event as fast as the peloton moves in the Tour de France, a race Walsh fell in love with in 1982. Just a handful for the 510-seat theatre remained on sale this Wednesday night and they were expected to disappear quickly. All proceeds are going to two good Limerick causes – Cycle 4 Sick Children and the Simon Community

The event in Limerick will be moderated by Alan English and questions will be invited from the audience. When Walsh spoke at a venue in London late last year, “the hands shot up”, which astonished the seasoned journalist.

Walsh is expecting to answer plenty of questions at the Lime Tree – and he’s looking forward to it.

(Extract from Limerick Leader)

We are delighted to be involved in working on the VT inserts for this event at the Lime Tree and it will be certainly an evening not to be missed.

Limerick Leader Article July 2012