Roddy Doyle on Screen

The 4th Adaptations Festival celebrates Roddy Doyle


The IFI and Cinema North West presents a major retrospective of the Roddy Doyles film works taking place in Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim from 12th- 14th September

The festival programme includes works that have been adapted from short story to film (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van) and those works Doyle has written directly for screen (Family, Hell for Leather, When Brendan Met Trudy).

‘Adaptations’ will provide a chance to revisit some of these well-loved classics of Irish film and television, as well as providing an opportunity to draw the various strands of Doyle’s film work together and reflect with him on the process by which he creates such passionate, hilarious and enduring Irish film.

Sunniva O’Flynn, IFI Curator, announcing the programme said it provides a ‘compelling picture of the evolution of Irish society from the largely homogenous pre-celtic tiger Dublin of The Commitments (1991) to the multicultural post-boom Ireland of New Boy (2007).’

The festival programme can be found below:


Friday 12 September, Main Street, Dromahaire


19:30 Festival launch in Stanfords Pub followed by screening of
The Commitments | Alan Parker | 1991 | 118 minutes


Saturday 13 September, Main Street, Dromahaire
10:30 Children’s film screening (title to be confirmed). Check local venue for details.

12:00 Family – Part 1 Charlo
Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes

13:15 Family – Part 2 John Paul
Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes

16:00 Public Interview with Roddy Doyle in the Cinemobile

18:15 Family – Part 3 Nicola
Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes

19:30 Family – Part 4 Paula

Michael Winterbottom | 1994 | 52 minutes
20:30 The Snapper

Stephen Frears | 1993 | 91 minutes


Sunday 14 September, Main Street, Dromahaire

12:00 Hell For Leather
Kieron J. Walsh | 1999 | 28 minutes

13:00 New Boy
Steph Green | 2007 | 11 minutes

The Future is Green
Jack Doyle & Roddy Doyle | 2008 | 15 seconds

The Van
Stephen Frears | 1996 | 100 minutes

16:00 Children’s film screening (title to be confirmed). Check local venue for details.

19:00 When Brendan Met Trudy
Kieron J. Walsh | 2000 | 95 minutes


All tickets €5 Festival Ticket: €30 Collection before screening
Festival tickets can be purchased online at or 01 679 3477
Individual and festival tickets can be purchased by phone: 086 604 9365