Sun 11 Dec - Thu 15 Dec 2022 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout
Sun 11 Dec - Thu 15 Dec 2022 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout

85 minutes – Ireland 2022 – Documentary – Dir: Alan Gilsenan
Featuring the voices of Camille O’Sullivan and Alan Gilsenan

Ghosts of Baggotonia is a haunting and visually captivating film-poem exploring the literary and other ghosts of the bohemian quarter bordering Dublin’s Baggot Street during the mid-20th century. “Baggotonia” – as it has become known – was both a permeable geographic area and a cultural movement, populated by writers, artists and other intellectuals living an anarchic life at odds with the overarching drabness and the conservative mores of the time.

Inspired by a rare collection of photographs from artist Nevill Johnson, the film is shot in starkly beautiful Leica monotone and draws upon writings from the period, including Patrick Kavanagh, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, Blanaid Salkeld, John Montague, Eavan Boland, Paul Durcan, Ethna McCarthy, Thomas Kinsella amongst many others.

There will be a Q&A with director Alan Gilsenan after the screening on Sunday 11th December.

Sun 11 Dec
2.55pm
Mon 12 Dec
6.55pm
Tues 13 Dec
6.55pm
Wed 14 Dec
6.55pm
Thurs 15 Dec
6.55pm

Please note that all tickets must be purchased online in advance of attending at Triskel. There will not be a Box Office at the venue and you will not be able to purchase or collect tickets at the venue.

Ghosts of Baggotonia is at once a work of art, and a moving invocation of a lost world
John Banville
Ghosts of Baggotonia is at once a work of art, and a moving invocation of a lost world
John Banville
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