From Irish podcasts, short films, theatre productions, closleabhair (audiobooks) and Irish language short films, there are so many things that you can enjoy online today. But often, finding these nuggets as Gaeilge can be a tricky thing to do.
Never fear, if you’re looking for a short film to watch, we’ve got you covered as many short films can be found on places like YouTube.
Irish language short films that are free to watch online
1. Rúbaí (2013)
As you’ll see from the list below, there are many Irish language short films available to watch from Screen Ireland.
As her classmates prepare for their First Holy Communion, Rúbaí announces that she is an atheist and refuses to participate.
Agus an rang ag ullmhú don Chéad Chomaoineach, diúltaíonn Rúbaí páirt a ghlacadh, ag maíomh gur ‘atheist’ í
2. An Créatúr (2007)
Irish actor Robert Sheehan has appeared on both the big and small screen but also has previously performed in short films.
An Créatúr Overview:
An Créatúr spans the first 15 years of Conor Buckley’s life. A childhood prank leaves Conor paralysed by guilt; forcing him to correct his own mistake the only way he knows how.
3. Oídhche Sheanchais (1935)
This is the oldest of the Irish language short films on this list.
Oídhche Sheanchais Overview:
Four islanders gather around the hearth to hear island seanchaí Seáinín Tom Ó Dioráin tell a traditional story.
4. Asal (2011)
Fionn, a young fisherman, risks everything to help a friend.
Cuireann Fionn, iascaire óg as iarthar na hÉireann, a shaol féin i mbaol chun cara a shábháil.
5. Fíorghael (2005)
Ever get the feeling someone is talking about you, especially in another language? This is a short comedy film about language politics in modern Ireland.
6. Lipservice (1998)
Directed by Paul Mercier, in this Irish short film, the focus is the Oral Irish exam being taken by secondary school students.
7. Filleann an Feall (2000)
8. Beirt le Chéile (2013)
9. Clare sa Spéir (2001)
10. Céad Ghrá (2014)
11. Fluent Dysphasia (2004)
12. An tÁdh (2014)
13. Páirtnéir (2014)
14. Eoinín Na nÉan (2014)
15. An Teanga Rúnda (2006)
16. An Ranger (2008)
17. Féileacán (2008)
18. Cáca Milis (2001)
19. Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (2003)
20. Sylvia (2012)
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