Sponsors and Supporters

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The Fair City actor Tony Tormey has been a Patron of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival since the foundation of the initiative and because of this has attended several of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival promotional events, and a number of events during the festival. His ongoing support is greatly welcomed by the Committee and it shows the interest the Nenagh Silent Film Festival has garnered from Irish television and film professionals.

Tony Tormey:
“The Nenagh Silent Film Festival is a terrific idea. Like a lot of actors, I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy and Harold Llyod. Now I share that laughter with my own children. To see it on a big screen would be wonderful.”

Tony Tormey also commented on this Irish-born movie legend:
“Rex Ingram was one of the first Irishmen to make an impact on world cinema. He paved the way for John Ford and the many Irish talents who came after. To honour him like this in Nenagh is a great tribute to one of our own.”

Further Comment from Tony Tormey:
“Rex Ingram saw his first film in Nenagh at the age of six, and fifteen years later he was in Hollywood. There’s a great buzz about the the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. With all the workshops and training opportunities, maybe he won’t be the last Nenagh person to follow that path. I think we may be looking at the stars of tomorrow.”

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Lois Laurel-Hawes, who is the daughter of the Legendary Stan Laurel, has offered her praise and support for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, after she was contacted by the NSFF Committee.

Lois Laurel-Hawes (Stan Laurel’s Daughter):
“I would like to wish the Nenagh Silent Film Festival every success.”

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Bryan Murray, who is a world renowned actor of film and television, is an avid supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. He has worked tirelessly prior to and during the festival in promoting the festival on television and radio. He also offered his time to provide a workshop during the festival, whilst he also attended several events during the festival.

Byran Murray (Bob Charles: Fair City):
“Sometimes we’re slow to recognize our own achievements. It’s great that Nenagh is honouring Rex Ingram like this. At his peak he was the greatest film director in the world, and it’s nice to see that remembered.

“But it’s not all about history. It’s about the movies, and this is a terrific line-up. Nosferatu, Buster Keaton, Rex Ingram himself. All with live musicians, which is always crucial for me. There’s something very special about the music for a silent film. As soon as you hear those first notes, there’s a real anticipation, a real excitement. If anyone hasn’t experienced it, they’re in for a serious treat.”

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The Nenagh Silent Film Festival has being lucky to have plenty of support from all walks of life since the foundation of the initiative, including from Alan Kelly TD. Minister of State Alan Kelly TD has being a Patron of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival since the foundation of the festival. He has attended several of the fund-raising events prior to the festival, and also most of the events during the festival. He has promoted the festival at every opportunity on a national stage and has shown a committed support to the Nenagh Silent Film Festival.

Minister of State Alan Kelly TD:
“Innovation is key when considering local tourism. New ideas and the commitment from local community to come together and to challenge themselves for the benefit of their locality is hugely admirable. The idea for a Nenagh Silent Film Festival is innovative and ventures like this, which can help boost tourism figures for the region, should be supported. Nationally, recent tourism figures show an increase of over 7% and it’s great to see communities like Nenagh parish coming up with new initiatives, which will not only help local tourism, but will also boost the national tourism drive.”

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Other Selected Supporters

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Professor Kevin Rockett: NSFF Patron/Trinity College Academic

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Brigie de Courcy: Executive Producer of Fair City, Producer, Script-writer, Author …

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Professor Ruth Barton: Trinity College Lecturer, Author, Academic on the Life of Rex Ingram

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Úna Crawford O’Brien: Actress

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John Fay: Irish and International Lighting Cameraman

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Eimear Morrissey: Actress

Also
Bryan Edward Bellew: 8th Baron of Bellew
Rosemary Bellew: Niece of Rex Ingram
Michael Doorley: Author of Stella Days
Denis O’Sullivan, Tipp FM: Radio Presenter & Festival Supporter
Ronan Dodd, The Tipperary Star: Journalist & Festival Supporter
Simon O’Duffy, The Nenagh Guardian: Journalist & Festival Supporter
Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee: Novellist, Journalist, Multi-Media & Festival Committee
Dr Kevin McGee: Trinity College Lecturer, Film Director, Script-writer & Festival Committee
Liam Gleeson: Business Man & Festival Committee
Daniel Gleeson: Student & Festival Committee
Marie Nagle: Business Woman & Festival Committee
Ciaran Morris: Bar Manager, Journalist & Festival Committee
Father Anthoney McMahon: Festival Committee
Margaret McGee: Festival Committee
James Connolly McGee: Festival Entertainment
Kevin Whelan: Historian & Festival Contributor
Larry Dunne: Festival Master of Ceremonies
Ciara O’Sullivan: Festival Volunteer
Colette Horan: Festival Volunteer
Seamus Morris: Politician
Lalor McGee: Politician & Festival Committee
Virginia O’Dowd: Politician
Jonathan Meaney: Politician
Michael O’Meara: Politician
Tommy Morgan: Politician
Tom Moylan: Poltician
Conor Delaney: Politician
Tom Mulqueen: Politician
Hughie McGrath: Politician
Jimmy Moran: Politician
Lisa Walsh McGee: Business Woman
P. J. Daly, Thurles, Co. Tipperary: Vinage Vehcles Supplies – Festival Promoter
Patrick Rohan, Rohan’s Bar, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Publican
Martin Morris, The Hibernian Inn, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Publican
James Kelly, Úna Powell’s Bar, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Publican
Rocky O’Sullivan, Rocky’s Bar, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Publican
Noreen O’Sullivan, Rocky’s Bar, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Publican
Martin Duncan: Cloughjordan Film Club
Nicolas Ryan-Purcell: Silent Film Director
Marion Healy: Vocational School, Nenagh
Liz Davis: St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh
Karen O’Donnell: St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh
Donal Murphy: Nenagh Historian
Séan Crowley: LEADER
Sarah Fleming: LEADER
Attracta Lyons: The Gathering Coordinator, North Tipperary County Council
Rosemary Gleeson: Arts Office, North Tipperary County Council
Melanie Scott: Arts Office, North Tipperary County Council
Mary Murray, Beaufort, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Paula Murray, Beaufort, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Darren Murray, Beaufort, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Rebecca Murray, Beaufort, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Tom Seogrue, Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Clodagh Seogrue, Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Tony Sinclair, Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Louselle Sinclair, Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Regina Kelly, Portroe, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Nick Browne, Ballinskeligs, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Margaret Browne, Ballinskeligs, Co. Kerry: Festival Supporter
Declan McGee, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Tracey McGee, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Matthew McGee, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Audrey McMahon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Niki Tiernan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Dr. Patrick Harold, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Paul Crowe, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Paul Spain, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Chuck O’Connor, Portroe, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Michael O’Connor, Potroe, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Martina Morrissey, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Johnny Whelan, Nenagh Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Michelle Cooney, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Jenny Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Debbie McNamara, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Neil Morrissey, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Peter McGlynn, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Brendan Bourke, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Bernadette McGee, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Ann Mitchell, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Rose Crawley, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Carol Kevin, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Ciara Morrissey, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Louise Crawley, Nenagh, Co. Tipperay: Festival Supporter
Dylan Denyer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
John Keith, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Catherine Shore, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Valerie McGrath, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Tanya McMahon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
John McMahon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Peter Ryan Jnr, Nenagh, Co. Tipperay: Festival Supporter
Arthur McGuinness, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Thos O’Brien, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporteripper
Mattie Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Robert Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Linda Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
David McGee, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Thomas Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Martin Langton, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Damien Kennedy, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter
Rosie Kennedy, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter

Denis Ryan, Rapla, Kilruane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Festival Supporter

If you want to JOIN our list of supporters, please follow this LINK and post your details to our database …, and don’t forget to FOLLOW the Nenagh Silent Film Festival!

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Sponsors

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The Gathering incentive for 2013 was a big boost for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival and with regards this a profile was provided for the festival, which assisted in the promotion of the inaugural Nenagh Silent Film Festival

FailteIreland

The Nenagh Silent Film Festival was funded by Fáilte Ireland for the inaugural festival 2013. There has been a tremendous support for the festival through national bodies like Fáilte Ireland, Discover Ireland and LEADER and this has been highlighted in the pages of national and local publications like The Nenagh Guardian, Tipperary Star, Tipp Tatler and The Irish Times

Discover Ireland

Discover Ireland is also an early supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, whereby there has been a profile provided for the festival on the Discover Ireland Website. This has helped with the promotion of the website on an international, as well as national, basis. 

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The Goethe Institute came on-board to sponsor the screening of Nosferatu, which was screened on the first day of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. The screening on February 14th, 2012, was accompanied by the musical talents of 3epkano. 

NTC

An ever-present supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, the Nenagh Town Council, during the early days of groundwork for the initiative, provided a platform for NSFF Committee members to present the idea of a Silent Film Festival in the Council Chambers. After a declaration of unanimous support for the initiative, the Local Authority offered such a complete support of funding and aid for a local tourism and cultural initiative that could only come from a Local Authority

NorthTippArts

North Tipperary Arts and North Tipperary County Council have been a strong supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. They have been active in the promotion and with the assistance of the festival, as well as through funding. 

TippFM

Tipp FM came on on-board as the Media Partners of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, whereby their support and assistance was greatly welcomed by the Nenagh Silent Film Festival! They provided regular coverage and promotional opportunities for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival

NenaghArtsCentre

The predominant Venue that used for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival was the Nenagh Arts Centre. This created a central location for the festival, but along with this prime location, the Arts Centre in Nenagh also provided assistance and knowledge, as well as a favourable deal for hosting the festival! 

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The Abbey Court Hotel was the first main sponsor of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. A huge supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, the Nenagh Abbey Court Hotel was the location of the festival’s Major Event: The Masked Ball. The Nenagh Abbey Court Hotel provided aid and assistance for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival

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The O2 Store in Nenagh has been an eager supporter and sponsor of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. The local O2 Store have provided the Nenagh Silent Film Festival with an Android Phone, Internet Modem and Internet coverage for the duration of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival 2013! 

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The Irish management of Lodge Service Security Firm have been supporters and sponsors of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival since the foundation of the initiative. Lodge Service has continuously provided the Nenagh Silent Film Festival with funding, aid & assistance, expertise, a regular meeting venue and man-power for the 

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The Nenagh Heritage Centre provided the Nenagh Silent Film Festival a venue free of charge for one of the most important talks of the festival. This was the Symposium of Rex Ingram by local historian Kevin Whelan.This talk was attended by Professor Ruth Barton, who is a Trinity College Academic and is on of the world’s foremost expert on Rex Ingram. It was also attended by Rosemary Bellew, who is a Grand-niece of Rex Ingram, and also her husband, the Eight Baron of Bellew

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Cinnamon Alley is a business that has shown support and sponsorship for the idea for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival from the early stages of the initiative, through it’s management and also through promotion of our festival. 

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One of the oldest businesses in Nenagh, The Hibernian Inn has being one of the original supporters of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival. Through it’s management there has been constant support and sponsorship, as well as a the provision of a venue for regular meetings of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival Committee. 

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The Nenagh Silent Film Festival has been blessed with the support it has received from local businesses like Lough Derg Chocolates. For several events prior to the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, and also during the festival, Lough Derg Chocolates were ever-present, whereby they have provided their uniquely designed treats for the patronage of Nenagh Silent Film Festival

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An early supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, the world renowned Silent Era Website, took a wonderful interest in the initiative from an early stage with the provision of a profile for the build-up to the festival and an international promotional opportunity through it’s website. 

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The management of Isle Magazine has been a constant supporter of the Nenagh Silent Film Festival since the initial days of the initiative. Isle Magazine has provided Nenagh Silent Film Festival with regular promotional opportunities through it’s pages and website, plus through the Social Networking skills of the magazine’s management. 

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There has been a constant support for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival from the owner of Mediation First. This is seen through voluntary and organizational aid. Mediation First has always put the Nenagh Silent Film Festival First in it’s support for the initiative. 

This website was created by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee; Contact: 0860602394

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