The aim of the cine club is to generate an interest in local and international, arthouse and independant film.


***  VENUE  ***

Screenings are held in the 

Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre

Lower Main Street


Co. Tipperary




Parochial Hall, Cloughjordan

Clarke Memorial Hall, Borrisokane

Django's Hostel, Cloughjordan

The Black Studio, Cloughjordan


Joining the cineclub could not be simpler.

Just turn up!

When you attend a screening €1 of your contribution goes towards membership of the club for the night.

You can also join by contacting the club directly (see below).

You can join our forum here at ning (supply an email and answer a few simple questions).

Once you are a member you can avail of all kinds of benefits such as:

>Regular emails on club screenings.

>Regular updates on events in your area and wider afield.

>Members of the club are part of a national network of over 70 non-profit cinemas and an international community of countless others.

>Attend viewing sessions of films where previews can be seen of upcoming releases.

>You will also be joining a group of people from your locality who enjoy going out to see a good film and maybe going for a drink afterwards to talk about film, or or even just shoot the breeze.

It is a fun and rewarding experience, take it from me I caught the bug over 5 years ago now and have never looked back.

Watching a film alone can be a deeply emotional experience. Watching a film together the experience is shared and in many ways more meaningful. As a group who watch a film together we now have this shared experience in common. Through this common ground we can develop strong bonds and friendships which may carry us through our lives

You can contact the club at

cloughjordancineclub (at)


How Did It All Begin? Read on..........

Cloughjordan Cineclub was founded in the Summer of 2005. If you would like to learn all about how we did it download the word document below.
How It All Began.doc

OUR FIRST FILM:The Station Agent.doc


Supported by:

Funded by the Arts Office of:

We receive programming support, advice and much more from:


Next screening: THE LUNCHBOX Sunday 21 December 2014 @ 8pm

Sunday 21 December 2014 screening


When: Sunday 21 December @ 8pm

Where: Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, Lower Main St.

Cost: €7, pay at the door, all welcome.


Director:  Ritesh Batra

Origin & date: India 2013

Mins: 105

Cert: TBC

Language: English and Hindi

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Watch out for more information on our future screenings -

18 Jan           20 FEET FROM STARDOM

15 Feb           100 YEAR-OLD MAN *

15 Mar           GOLD *

19 Apr           TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT *

17 May           IDA *

21 Jun            PRIDE *

* Availability of film to be confirmed



Blog Posts

Christmas special - FROZEN

A RECORD audience of 74 attended the










Posted by Alastair on November 21, 2014 at 17:30




Review of 2013/14 season

Started by Alastair Jun 16.



21 Dec 14 

The Lunchbox


18 Jan 15  

20 Feet From Stardom


15 Feb 15 

100-Year-old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared *


15 Mar 15   Gold *


19 Apr 15   

Two Days One Night *


17 May 15   Ida *


21 Jun 15    Pride *


* Availability of film to be confirmed


You can contact the Cineclub at

cloughjordancineclub (at)gmail(dot)com

Locations of visitors to this page


13 Dec 14


In association with Borrisokane Community Forum

16 Nov 14


19 Oct 14

The Rocket

Preceded by the Irish short film Forty Foot

12 Oct 14

Les Fils du Vent

In association with Cloughtoberfest

11 Oct 14

Sita Sings The Blues

In association with Cloughtoberfest.

21 Sept 14

Next Goal Wins


5 July 14

The Wizard of Oz 

In association with Sheelagh na Gig bookshop.


15 June 14 The Iceman  

24 May 14  Quartet      

A Bealtaine film festival screening

18 May 14 Gloria

10 May 14 High Society

A Bealtaine film festival screening


5 May 14 War Horse     

Screened as part of the Thomas MacDonagh Weekend


13 Apr 14 Easy Money

9 Mar 14

Like Father Like Son


16 Feb 14

Before Midnight 

19 Jan 14   Mud

15 Dec 13

Love is All You Need

17 Nov 13

Beware Of Mr Baker

12 Nov 13 

Bye Bye Now

An Irish short film screened during the Cineclub AGM.


20 Oct 13 No

15 Sept 13

Good Vibrations


30 Jun 13

Some Like It Hot

In association with Cloughjordan Festival.

29 Jun 13 Rango

In association with Cloughjordan Festival.

16 Jun 13

Beasts of the Southern Wild


25 May 13

The Glenn Millar Story

A Bealtaine film festival screening in the Clarke Memorial Hall, Borrisokane.

15 May 13 The Sapphires

A Bealtaine film festival screening in the Clarke Memorial Hall, Borrisokane

19 May 13

What Richard Did

5 May 13 Stella Days

In association with the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Week-end.

21 Apr 13

Searching for Sugarman

27 Mar 13 Untouchable

20 Mar 13

A People Uncounted

In association with Cloughjordan Amnesty International group


16 Jan 13

Moonrise Kingdom

Screened in the Black Studio. 

5 Dec 12 The Source


21 Nov 12 BUCK


7th Nov 12 LE HAVRE


02 May 12 BAL (Honey)


11 Apr 12 Tomboy

28 Mar12 InaBetterWorld


29 Feb 12 Potiche

26 Feb 12 Senna

Screened in Borrisokane

19 Feb 12 The Way

Screened in Borrisokane


15 Jun 11

Beautiful Kate (Australia)

08 Jun 11 Peepli (India)

25 May 11 Show Boat

A Bealtaine Festival screening

18 May 11 Mary & Max

(Australia animation)

7 May 11

Short Film Programme in association with Bealtaine Festival

4 May 11 Julie & Julia

A Bealtaine Festival screening in association with Age and Opportunity

20 Apr 11

The Girl on The Train (France)


15 Dec 10
This Other Eden (Irl)
1 Dec 10
No One Knows About Persian Cats (Iran)
17 Nov 10
I Am Love (Italy)
3 Nov 10
Samson & Delilah (Aus) 
20 Oct 10
Departures (Japan) 
6 Oct 10
A Prophet (France)
22 Sep 10
His & Hers (Irl)  
14 April 10

The Good, The Bad & The Weird (Korea, 2009)

31 Mar 10

Burma VJ: Reporting from a closed country

3 Mar 10

Everlasting Moments (France)

17 Feb 10

The Black Balloon (Aus)

3 Feb 10 
Sleep Furiously (UK)


23Dec 09 The Dead (Ireland 1987)

9 Dec 09 Identities (Ireland 2009)

26 Nov 09 The Class (France 2007)

11Nov 09 Yellow Bittern (Ireland 2009)

28Oct 09 Three Monkeys (Turkey 2008)

14 Oct 09 Waveriders (Ireland 2008)

30 Sep 09 Lemon Tree (Israel/Leb 2008)

15 Sep 09 Rooney (Ireland 1958)


29 Apr 09 Still Life

15 Apr 09 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

1 Apr 09 Caramel

4 Mar 09 The Tibetans: A Life In Exile

18 Feb 09 Persepolis

4 Feb 09 The Pope’s Toilet

21 Jan 09 My Brother Is An Only Child


28 Dec 08 
Asterix and The Vikings Afternoon screening for younger audiences

27 Dec 08  Strings

Afternoon screening for younger audiences

17 Dec 08

The Counterfeitors

10 Dec 08  The Edge of Heaven

26 Nov 08  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

12Nov 08 La Vie en Rose

29Oct 08  Into The Wild

15Oct 08  Jigs on Reels

All screenings @ 8pm
Venue: Parochial Hall, Step Road, Cloughjordan

7th January

21st January
U-Carmen eKhaylitsha

18th February
La Haine

4th March
The Squid & The Whale

1st April
El Lobo

15th April
The Proposition

29th April

13th May

27th May
The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Special Feature
10th June
The Great Muppet Caper

All evening screenings @ 8pm (unless stated otherwise)
All matinee screenings @ 3pm
Venue: Parochial Hall, Step Road, Cloughjordan

1st Sep
For Your Consideration

15th Sep
Dark Horse

29th Sep

13th Oct
This Is England

27th Oct
The Cat Returns (3pm)

27th Oct
Pan’s Labirynth (7.15pm)

10th Nov
Look Both Ways

24th Nov
North by Northwest

8th Dec
The Page Turner

22nd Dec
Into Great Silence

28th Dec
The Incredibles (3pm)

30th Dec
The Polar Express (3pm)

All screenings @ 8pm
Venue: Parochial Hall, Step Road, Cloughjordan

10th September
One day in Europe

24th September
The Edukators

8th October
Romance and Ciagarettes

22nd October

5th November
Pavee Lackeen

19th November
Le Grand Voyage

3rd December
Broken Flowers

17th December
Hidden – Caché

All screenings @ 8pm
Venue: Parochial Hall, Step Road, Cloughjordan





autumn 2005 programme
all screenings @ 8.00pm

25 sept
the motorcycle diaries

9 oct    kontroll

23 oct  dear frankie

6 nov   a very long engagement

20 nov
the miracle of bern

4 dec   the chorus

Festivals & other events 2006 - 2009

Cloughjordan Festival 2011 Screenings

 Screenings during the festival:

click on any of the titles for a link to further info.

Tuesday 28th June @ 8pm: 

Babette's Feast

Wednesday 29th June @ 7.30pm: 

The Illusionist

Wednesday 6th July @ 8pm: 


All screenings in The Parochial Hall, Step Road Cloughjordan.

see for further info on the screenings

Cloughjordan 2010 Festival Programme - 3 films    


Cloughjordan Festival 2007

Nenagh International Film Weekend 2007
Nenagh 2007

Nenagh International Film Weekend 2008

Nenagh Film Week (as it is now known) began back in 2007. The inspriation for the film event came from an idea of mine to bring Polish Film to Nenagh, where I felt there is an audience for this. I approached the Arts Office of North Tipperary County Council with my idea and was warmly welcomed and encouraged by Martina Finn, the then Arts Officer. We began planning the event in earnest. Unfortunately with the programme chosen and promotional material ready to go to print we lost access to the Polish titles (as they were withdrawn by the embassy over producers copyright concerns). The idea was dead in the water before it even got started.
Anyway, enough of that.
Out of this failed project came Nenagh International Film Weekend. WIth less than two weeks to go to the advertised festival the Arts Officer (Martina Finn) and myself frantically tried to come up with an alternative programme. In the end what came about was a diverse programme of international film from over six countries including, Ireland, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, and the USA. Nenagh International Film Weekend was born.
SInce then the event has gone from strength to strength (especially since the involvement of the returning Arts Officer Melanie Scott in 2008 & 2009 and Brendan Maher Manager Nenagh Arts Centre in 2009). Nenagh Film Week, as the name change suggests, is now a week long celebration of film with local filmmakers having their work showcased, youth film-making workshops, screenings and more.
It is hoped that the event can surpass itself in 2010 and become even more established as North Tipperary's premier annual film event. Watch this space (or check out www.Nenagh Film for more info)

2007 Programme
The Arts Office, North Tipperary County Council &
Nenagh Community Network (in association with Cloughjordan Cineclub)
Nenagh International Film Weekend 2007
Friday 30th, Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
admission to all screenings is free

FRIDAY 3OTH: @ 8pm
NCN: Outcome of Spleodar Festival Workshop 06’ & Yu Ming is ainm dom (Irish Filmbase Short),
followed by A Short Film About Love

SATURDAY 31ST: @ 1.45pm
An Fiach Dubh (Irish Filmbase Short)
followed by The Cave of The Yellow Dog
@4pmTRYS: The Importance of The Environment
Followed by An Inconvenient Truth
@ 6.30pmThe Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish (Irish Filmbase Short)
followed by Czech Dream
@9.30pmIt happened one night (Irish Filmbase Short)
followed by Kontroll

@1.45pmNCN: Outcome of Spleodar Festival Workshop 06’ ,
The Banshee Lives in The Handball Alley,
& Tilly & The Teeth (Irish Filmbase Short),
followed by Kiricou & The Sorceress

2008 Programme
Nenagh International Film Weekend was established in 2007 by North Tipperary County Council’s Arts Office in association with Nenagh Community Network and Cloughjordan Cineclub to enable people locally to share in each others varying cultural identities through the common language of film.
The 2008 Film Weekend has been programmed by Ken Curran from
Cloughjordan Cineclub and there is something for all with comedy, drama,
action, history, animation, fantasy, family, music, love and more all mixed up in
the diverse programme.
Nenagh International Film Weekend, will present seven feature films from
around the globe (China, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland and Russia) as well as
a selection of local and Irish shorts. We are particularly proud to present two
locally made short films this year and view this event as an ideal platform for
promoting the work of local film-makers.
Themes resonant throughout the films are those of cultural meetings and
personal interactions. Be it the Chinese film crew working in Poland (Extras),
to the Irish-Latvian friendship (Once) to issues of family, identity and migration
of people (Koktebel & Shanghai Dreams). In Garage we see the world from the perspective of the individual, while the Japanese animation in The Cat Returns takes us to the world of fantasy through the eyes of a child. We also have a look at how a religion has its origins in a mixture of history and legend (Asoka).
To watch a film alone can be a deeply personal experience. Watching a film together, it is as if the audience have a shared experience. This shared experience we now have in common. Common ground can lead to a greater understanding of each other and a levelling of boundaries or misconceptions whereby cross-cultural friendships can grow”.
Ken Curran, Programme Curator, Nenagh International Film Weekend.

Friday 12th September
7pm: Event Launch @Town Hall, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Director: Michal Kweicinski, Poland (2007) 115mins, Starring: Kinga Preis, Stanislaw Brundy, Krzysztof Kiersznowski
Language: Polish
Chinese filmmakers decide to shoot a movie in Poland. They perceive Poles as a nation of sad people, so they want to hire them, when they need Europeans with gloomy faces to work as extras. The surprising events on the film set will lead to a revision of stereotypes. People from two different nations will each look at themselves from a distance and as a result, it will bring them together.

Preceeded by
Please Don’t Drink
by young people from Nenagh. A group of teenagers receive the same anonymous text message. Transported back in time to a historic schoolhouse, they quickly realise that they are not there alone. A fight for their survival then ensues.
More about Please Don’t Drink:
Nenagh Community Network in association with the SPLEODAR Community Arts Festival and Foróige organized a one week FilmFrenzy course during the local 2007 Arts Festival which aimed to give participants an overview of
working in the film industry. A group of 15 young people wrote, produced, acted in and directed a short film called ‘Please Don’t Drink’, a horror/drama short film,
showcasing local young talent.

10.15pm Friday
Director: Lenny Abrahamson Ireland (2007) 85mins 15A
Starring: Pat Shortt, Ann-Marie Duff and Conor Ryan
Language: English
Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Josie (Pat Shortt) has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly
optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. Garage is the story of
Josie’s hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer which sees his life changed forever. Garage is the second film from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark O’Halloran the team behind the award-winning black comedy Adam & Paul.

Preceeded by
A Film from my Parish – 6 Farms
Funded by: The Irish Film Board, Radio Telefis Na hEireann ,The Arts Council.
7mins 10secs (2004) Director: Tony Donoghue. Producer: Janet Grainger.
Production Company: Mayfly Films
Filmed in North Tipperary: Locally based professional Film Maker Tony Donoghue presents A Film From My Parish - 6 Farms. This film contains 6 stories from 6 farms in County Tipperary, shot in the parish of Terryglass -Kilbarron. The farmers know each other and the film reflects on everyday life and parish living. This film is part of an ongoing animated photographic study of Irish farm life and was shot using only a digital stills camera , a mini disc recorder, a tripod and a bicycle. Recently screened in Uruguay, Italy, Buffalo, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and London, it is also scheduled for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado in September.

Saturday 13th September

1.30pm Saturday
The Cat Returns
(Neko no Onganeshi)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita Japan / USA (2002) 75mins GEN
Family Matinee Animated feature
Language: English
The Cat Returns is an animated tale from Studio Ghibli, featuring the voices of an all star cast including: Anne Hathaway, Tim Curry, Cary Elwes, Elliot Gould, Kristine Sutherland, Judy Greer, Kristen Bel. 17-year-old Haru is not finding life
as a teenager in modern Japan to her liking. She finds the rush of the busy schooldays overwhelming and tiring. One day Haru spots a cat carrying a small box trying to cross a busy street against a red light. She impulsively dashes out
into the street and saves the cat who turns out to be the King’s son. The Cat King accompanied by his royal retinue pays Haru a visit to issue an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Cats.

Preceeded by
Agricultural Report
Irish Film Board Short. Ireland 3 mins (2004) Comedy Animation
Directed by: Melina Padua Produced by: Barry O’Donoghue
Production Company: Barley Films

3pm Saturday
Director: Boris Khlebbnikov & Alexei Popgrebsky
Russia (2003) 105mins. Starring: Igor Csernyevics, Aleksandr Ilyin, Vladimir Kucherenko
Language: Russian
Following the death of his wife and loss of his apartment, an aerodynamics engineer decides to journey across Russia with his son to his sister Marina’s at
Koktebel in the Crimea. They head south by train and on foot, looking for odd jobs as they go. After encounters with a deranged man who hires them to fix his roof, an extended drinking bout leads to the homeowner shooting the father. A lonely healer named Xenia takes them in and, when the man draws closer to her, the boy continues the journey on his own in search of the sea he has longed to visit. The simple account of the journey is given added strength through the use of unusual subjective viewpoints and an imagery and observation that is genuinely poetic.

Preceeded by
The White Dress
Ireland 3mins 42secs (2006) Directed by: Vanessa Gildea

6pm Saturday
Shanghai Dreams
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai China (2005) 123mins GEN
Gao Yuanyuan, Li Bin, Yan Anlian, Wang Xueyang, Qin Hao
Language: Mandarin
Wang Xiaoshuai’s Cannes prizewinner is rooted in firsthand memories. In the late 60s, when China feared attack by the USSR, armament factories and other ‘front line’ industries were relocated from cities on the eastern seaboard to remote inland areas, and idealistic young adults were persuaded to resettle in dirttowns like Guiyang to staff them. Less than 15 years later, many were desperate to move back to the urban sophistication of such cities as Shanghai, disillusioned by life in the sticks and eager to taste the new freedoms of the 80s. The Wu family is a case in point and this is their story.

Preceeded by
Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom
13mins, (2003), Directed by: Daniel O’Hara, Produced by: Grainne O’Carroll
and Ingrid Goodwin

8.30pm Saturday
Director: John Carney Ireland (2006) 83min 15A
Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Language: English
More words are sung than spoken as John Carney’s disarmingly charming Dublin musical charts the tender relationship that forms between a Grafton Street busker (Glen Hansard) and a Czech pianist (Markéta Irglová). Their chemistry is beautifully expressed when they make sweet music together
in an irresistibly, appealing movie that is full of heart and packs an emotional punch.

10pm Saturday
Director: Santosh Sivan India (2001) 173mins UK cert 12
Language: Hindi
Historical drama about Emperor Asoka who ascended the throne of Magadha in
the third century BC and, desperately wanting to extend the boundaries of his kingdom, declared war on a neighbouring province. Overcome with remorse, Asoka renounced violence and dedicated his life to spreading the word of
Buddhism across the world.

Preceeded by
(2005) Director: Lorcan Finnegan Producer: Cormac Fox
Contact Details: Lovely Films

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