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



Screenings are now held in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre on Lower Main Street, Cloughjordan.


There will be two Bealtaine screenings during May 2014.

Screening are on Saturday evenings at 7pm in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, Lower Main St., Cloughjordan and both screenings are FREE !

Sat 10 May 2014     




Sat 24 May 2014      




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

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Our next screening: Monday 5 May 2014 "War Horse"

May 2014 screenings-

May will be a busy month in Cloughjordan Cineclub with four screenings, keep in touch for the full programme.

5 May     WAR HORSE  - A Thomas MacDonagh week-end screening

10 May   HIGH SOCIETY  - A FREE Bealtaine film festival screening

18 May   GLORIA

24 May   QUARTET  - A FREE Bealtaine film festival screening

And in JUNE -

15 Jun    THE ICEMAN

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Bealtaine 2014

There will be two Bealtaine screenings during May 2014.

Screening are on Saturday evenings at 7pm in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre and both screenings are FREE !

Sat 10 May 2014 @ 7pm 


Director: Charles Walters / USA / 1956 / 107 minutes /  Certificate : G

Cast : Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm, Louis Armstrong, John Lund

Grace Kelly plays Tracy Lord, a wilful, beautiful but ever so stuck-up ice goddess who, having been through one marriage to likeable musician CK Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby), is about to enter another with stuffy but dependable George (Lund). 

Her plans for a sensational socialite wedding are, however, dashed by a series of troublesome events. Dexter and Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra), a reporter covering the nuptials, help Tracy find her human side and realise whom she really should marry! 

This delightful, high gloss musical remake of The Philadelphia Story gets it gloriously right, featuring the classic Cole Porter songs High Society, Well Did You Evah and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, as well as a cameo appearance by Louis Armstrong and his band.

" a Cole Porter musical, High Society is nigh-unbeatable" - Empire Magazine



Sat 24 May 2014 @ 7pm   


Director: Dustin Hoffman / UK / 2012 / 98 minutes /  Certificate : 12A

Cast : Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith

Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtney), together with former colleague…


Posted by Alastair on April 15, 2014 at 15:13



Coming soon

Mon 5th May 2014

War Horse     Trailer


Sat 10th May 2014

High Society  Trailer


Sun 18th May 2014

Gloria            Trailer


Sat 24th May 2014

Quartet         Trailer


Sun 15th June 2014

The Iceman    Trailer


Sat 5th July 2014

Wizard of Oz

Join Us!

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.

>As a member one can be nominated to juries at film festivals at locations around the world (travel, accom & food usually paid for).

>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)

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2014-2005 Club Archives

9 March 2014

Like Father Like Son


16 February 2014

Before Midnight


19 January 2014



15 December 2013

Love is All You Need

Screened in the Parochial Hall.


17 November 2013

Beware Of Mr Baker

Screened in the Parochial Hall. 


12 November 2013

Bye Bye Now

Screened during the Cineclub AGM in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre.


20 October 2013


Screened in the Parochial Hall.


15 September 2013

Good Vibrations

Screened in the Parochial Hall.


30 June 2013

Some Like It Hot

In association with Cloughjordan Festival, screened in the Parochial Hall.


29 June 2013


In association with Cloughjordan Festival screened in the Parochial Hall.


16 June 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Screened in the Parochial Hall


25 May 2013

The Glenn Millar Story

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


15 May 2013

The Sapphires

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


19 May 2013

What Richard Did

Screened in the Parochial Hall


5 May 2013

Stella Days

In association with the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Week-end.


21 April 2013

Searching for Sugarman

Screened in the Parochial Hall


27 March 2013


Screened in Django's Hostel.


20 March 2013

A People Uncounted

In association with Cloughjordan Amnesty International group


16 January 2013

Moonrise Kingdom

Screened in the Black Studio. 


5 December 2012

The Source


21 November 2012


Screened in the Black Studio.


7th November 2012


Screened in the Black Studio.


02 May 2012

BAL (Honey)


11 April 2012



28 March 2012 InaBetterWorld


29 February 2012 



26 February 2012 


Screened in Borrisokane


19 February 2012

The Way

Screened in Borrisokane




SPRING/SUMMER 2011 Programme

All screenings 8pm unless stated otherwise

VENUE: The Black Studio (Thomas Wollens' ceramic studio)

Spring/Summer :Members Season – 4 films  

  20/04/2011- The Girl on The Train (France)

            18/05/2011- Mary & Max (Australia animation)

            08/06/2011- Peepli (India)

            15/06/2011- Beautiful Kate (Australia)


Bealtaine Festival

image from Show Boat, Wednesday 25th May

Screening the touring Bealtine title Julie & Julia in association with Age and Opportunity plus two other movie events on three dates in May:

  • May 04 Julie & Julia
  • May 07 Short Film Programme (A Saturday afternoon i.e. 2.30-4pm, including tea and scones)
  • May 25 Show Boat .


AUTUMN 2010 Programme
Wednesday 22/09
His & Hers (Irl)  
Wednesday 06/10
A Prophet (France)  
Wednesday 20/10
Departures (Japan)  
Wednesday 03/11
Samson & Delilah (Australia)  
Wednesday 17/11
I Am Love (Italy)  
Wednesday 01/12
No One Knows About Persian Cats (Iran)
This Other Eden (Irl)



SPRING 2010 Programme

Wednesday 3rd February LAUNCH NIGHT
Sleep Furiously (UK 2009)

Wednesday 17th February
The Black Balloon (Australia 2008)

Wednesday 3rd March
Everlasting Moments (France 2009)

Wednesday 31st March
Burma VJ: Reporting from a closed country

Wednesday 14th April
The Good, The Bad & The Weird (Korea, 2009)

All screenings @ 8pm (sharp) unless stated otherwise
Venue: Thomas Wollen's Black Studio, Main Street, Cloughjordan

Films & Dates
15/09 Rooney (Ireland 1958, Gen)

30/09 Lemon Tree (Israel/Leb 2008 PG)

14/10 Waveriders (Ireland 2008, Gen)

28/10 Three Monkeys (Turkey 2008, 18)

11/11 Yellow Bittern (Ireland 2009, PG)

26/11 The Class (France 2007, 12A)

9/12 Identities (Ireland 2009, 18)

23/12 The Dead (Ireland 1987, tbc)

All screenings @ 8pm (sharp) unless stated otherwise
Venue: Thomas Wollen's Black Studio, Main Street, Cloughjordan


21/01 My Brother Is An Only Child (15A)

4/02 The Pope’s Toilet (15A)

18/02 Persepolis (12A)

4/03 The Tibetans’: A Life In Exile

1/04 Caramel (PG)

15/04 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (12)

29/04 Still Life (15A)

All screenings Wednesdays @ 8pm
Venue: Thomas Wollen's Ceramic Studio, Lower Main Street, Cloughjordan

Wed 15th Oct @ 8pm
Jigs on Reels

Wed 29th Oct @ 8pm
Into The Wild

Wed 12th Nov @ 8pm
La Vie en Rose

Wed 26th Nov @ 8pm
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Wed 10th Dec @ 8pm
The Edge of Heaven

Wed 17th Dec @ 8pm
The Counterfeitors

Plus two films for family/younger audiences:

Sat 27th Dec @ 3pm

Sun 28th Dec @ 3pm
Asterix and The Vikings

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

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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