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Prison Notebooks

Join us for the premiere of DMAPP’s Prison Notebooks, a short film about Dorothy Macardle (1889-1958), a gothic novelist and historian who was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol during the Irish Civil War. The film is based on Macardle’s prison diaries and writings, and offers extraordinary insights into the evolving consciousness, dreams, and psychic experiences of an emerging writer of immense gifts, whose significance in the shaping of modern Ireland has only recently been acknowledged.

Following the screening, DMAPP creators Sharon Mc Ardle and Declan Gorman will speak with film maker Colm Mullen. 

Sharon Mc Ardle is a performing artist. She is co-creator of DMAPP, which produced a trilogy of artistic works titled Prison Notebooks, including a one-woman theatre show and a documentary for RTÉ Radio, The Lyric Feature. Sharon lectures at the School of Arts and Movement, Dublin City University.

Declan Gorman is a playwright, director and performer. He is also co-creator of DMAPP. Among his plays are Falling Through The UniverseThe Dubliners Dilemma (after Joyce) and The Big Fellow. He was formerly Artistic Director of Upstate Theatre.

Colm Mullen is a cinematographer known for his work on Frank Berry’s, I Used To Live Here and Luke Hanlon’s The Troubles A Dublin Story. Colm lectures at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and is artistic director of the Louth International Film Festival.

The Film was kindly funded by the Bank of Ireland Together Arts Fund. 

Original Score Composed and Arranged by Paul Campbell. Songs by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin.

Paul Gerard Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator based in County Louth.  As a composer and arranger, Paul has worked with a variety of musical ensembles including the Panoramic String Quartet and the Cassiopeia Winds.

DateThursday October 19th
VenuePearse Museum, St. Enda's
AdmissionFree - Booking essential