Midweek Matinee

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An extraordinary new resource for early film buffs has just gone live. Lantern.mediahist.org is an online collection of film books and magazines from the earliest days of film up to 1963. it is fully searchable, and all the materials may be downloaded and reused.

Rex Ingram's Four Horsemen of the Apocalyse

A sample search for “Rex Ingram” returned 1,707 entries. Some of these will refer to the actor of the same name, of course, but within minutes I was reading an on-set report from our director’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ingram had just been clattered with an umbrella, wielded by a sweary Algerian dwarf.

Will retribution follow? If you want me, I’ll be in 1924.

 

Posted by Kevin McGee

Why Nenagh – National Heritage Week

National Heritage WeekClick Image for Full Brochure

I have a special Why Nenagh post to celebrate National Heritage Week. This will take place between August 17th to August 25th, 2013. As part of the national celebrations there are a number of events to take place in Nenagh town, so why not click on the brochure above to view the very busy schedule that will take place in Nenagh town and why it could be a very good idea to travel to Nenagh town as a visitor, tourist or just site-seeing in one of Ireland’s original heritage towns.

TIME TRAVELLING IN NENAGH?

Medeval FairVisit Nenagh Castle on Saturday 24th August and you will be in for a surprise.  You may think you have travelled back in time to when the castle was built for in the grounds surrounding it will be a Mediaeval Fair.  Stalls and booths will be displaying crafts and weaponry of the time, and there will be an opportunity to witness first hand real 13th Century combat!

Paddy ColePaddy Cole in Action

In contrast in the adjacent church grounds at the same time there is the Peoples’ Picnic where the Nenagh Mint Jazz Band, Ebony, and special guest Paddy Cole will be performing and entertainment for younger visitors will be provided in the form of Bouncy Castles and face painting.

Nenagh CastleNenagh Castle in all its Beauty

So whether you prefer a real castle or a bouncy one, come along to Nenagh between 11.00 and 5.00 on Saturday 24th August and you will be in for a rare treat.

Admission is free, mediaeval dress optional!

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee

Republished Book: Scorned

ScornedScorned New Cover

A bit of news concerning one of the festival committee members. Michael McGee, Chairman of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival and author of the novel Scorned, has announced that the novel Scorned has now being re-released as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle Store. The same book will also be available on other eBook platforms like Smashwords in the coming days. This is a re-edited version of Scorned and the cover has also being changed. The novel can be reached on Amazon Kindle by clicking the image above. Watch out for an Anthology of Short Stories coming soon also!

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee