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Bagenalstown’s Pop-up Cinema Event

  • Performance

Enjoy a free screening of – The Secret of Kells – and a short movie from the  ‘Animating Bagenalstown’ Project.

Doors: 5pm
‘Animating Bagenalstown’ – Film premier: 5:30pm
The Secret of Kells: 5:40pm
Events ends: 7:15pm

The Secret of Kells PG (Suitable for Primary School Age)
In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) — who has no taste for battle — works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.

‘Animating Bagenalstown’ Project – Queen of the Universe and St. Brigid’s Boys national schools came together to create their own stop motion animation movie using Lego minifigures. Crafted through weeks of immersive workshops, the students delved into the town’s local history to capture the essence of the community’s heritage, showing it creatively using stop-motion animation. 

The project takes place in May with the premiere of the short movie animation being screened as part of the Bagenalstown’s Pop-up Cinema Event.  

One thing’s for certain, you won’t have seen Bagenalstown like this before!

Eventbrite booking link for Cinema - Cruinniú na nÓg - Bagenalstown


McGrath Hall
Co. Carlow
R21 WR66 

15 Jun 2024

5.00PM - 7.15PM

Age range





For more information on Carlow County Council's programme of events for Cruinniú na nÓg, please contact Aileen Nolan

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