Movie Mondays: Best Movies with Irish Flair

What are your favorite movies featuring Ireland?


With St. Patrick's Day coming up, this week's Movie Monday is going green in honor of Ireland.

Here are my three picks for movies featuring Ireland's people, places or culture. The trailers are attached to this article.

Be sure to share your favorites in the comments section.

"Waking Ned Devine"

If someone in your village found out they won the lotto and then died, what would you do? In Ned Devine's village, the villagers decide to tell a lie -- Ned Devine is alive and well.

A scheme is concocted where one person pretends to be Ned and once he collects the lotto money, he will share it with the whole village.

Now all they have to do is convince the lottery folks that Ned is alive - but what happens when you combine a group of people and the potential for greater wealth? 

"Dancing at Lughnasa"

The trailer attached to this article will tell you absolutely nothing. I don't know about you guys, but I hate it when that happens!

So here's what "Dancing at Lughnasa," starring Meryl Streep, is about:

An unmarried mother and four 'spinster aunties' all live in a house together with one young boy. The young boy tells the story of his childhood and what it's like to be in a home with all females and no father.

But things start to change when an elderly brother shows up. Then things change even more when the boy's father arrives.

This movie is all about the family ties that bind us and what happens when more thread is added to the family quilt.


This movie asks the question: "How often do you find the right person?"

The two main characters have a love of music and help each other figure out what their hopes and dreams are. Beyond that, I'm not saying anymore - you'll just have to watch the movie!

What are your favorite movies featuring Ireland or Irish culture? Tell us in the comments. 

Jean Carnese March 13, 2012 at 01:03 PM
The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne
Seraleah Humphrey March 13, 2012 at 01:35 PM
The WInd That Shakes the Barley
Jaimie Cura March 13, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, guys! We got another one from a reader, on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WoodMiddPatch Kimberley Shelton also commented on Woodbury-Middlebury Patch's link. "Darby O'Gill and the Little People!"


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