Nenagh Silent Film Festival Premiere Screening Of The Artist Huge Success

The Nenagh Silent Film Festival (NSFF) Committee hosted night of entertainment, which included a special screening of the multi-award winning silent film The Artist in the Nenagh Ormond Cineplex, a wine and cheese reception in Úna Powell’s public house beforehand, and a night of music and spot prize-giving afterwards, has been an astounding success. The fund-raising night was Sold-Out for days in advance and there was a full-house in the 200 seater auditorium. Although the NSFF are pleased to announce that there was a large demand for tickets, unfortunately there was not enough capacity to meet this demand. Even still, the huge interest that was

generated by this special night of entertainment shows that the Nenagh Silent Festival has the potential to be a major success.


Some of the attendees to the Nenagh Silent Film Festival Committee’s screening of The Artist were Tony Tormey (Paul Brennan) and Eimear Morrissey (Emily Mahon) from the popular soap opera Fair City, and also politicians: Minister of State Alan Kelly TD, Nenagh Mayor and County Councillor Virginia O’Dowd and Nenagh Councillor Lalor McGee. Speaking afterwards, Tony Tormey commented that: “It was a fantastic evening. I never knew the people of Nenagh were so glamorous. It’s great that the people of North Tipperary are giving the initiative such support. It augurs very well for a successful festival in Nenagh next February. I, for one, can’t wait to come back.”


The atmosphere on the night was absolutely fantastic with a good majority of those present following a black and white dress code which included many tuxedos and flowing gowns that brought aHollywoodfeel to the proceedings. When arriving at the Nenagh Ormond Cineplex, those lucky enough to acquire a ticket was met by several eager photographers as they walked elegantly along a red carpet. To add to the occasion a limousine was also on hand to chariot Tony Tormey, the nights guest star, to the Premiere Screening. The NSFF would also like to announce that they have plans for further fund-raisers coming shortly. Next up is a 60’s/70’s/80’s themed disco which will be held during May. There will also be a QI quiz to be held in June, while it is the NSFF plan to host another production screening night during July. Details will be published in local and regional media. All of this activity bodes well for the potential there is for the Nenagh Silent Film Festival, and it gives the NSFF Committee an opportunity to showcase what the community of Nenagh and environs can expect during the inaugural Nenagh Silent Film Festival next February.


The NSFF Committee are elated with the success of the night and the support they achieved on the night and they want to thank Mr Gleeson of the Nenagh Ormond Cineplex, James Kelly of Úna Powell’s public house, and also all of the providers of spot-prizes on the night: Ted Knight, Cinnamon Alley, Nicolas Moss and Uná’s.


The Nenagh Silent Film Festival Committee would like to announce that the next meeting of the NSFF Committee and supporters will be on Thursday April 26th in The Hibernian Inn at 8pm. All are welcome and new interested supporters are especially welcome. If you want to be part of a new exciting community-based initiative that will bring the stars of the small screen to Nenagh town, come on along and join us.




Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee                                Kevin McGee

Chairperson                                                     Director of Programming



For further Information:


Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee @ 086-0602394


Kevin McGee @ 086-8141902



One Response to “Nenagh Silent Film Festival Premiere Screening Of The Artist Huge Success”
  1. Thomas McGee says:

    congrats to all involved and special thank you and best wishes to the brothers. Milo would be pleased

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