First Citizens Speak


Intergenerational sharing to question how we develop for change.

The film was made with older members of communities in North Clare reflecting on the memories, values and behaviours they hold dear, that are and were, important in achieving a strong sense of contentness.

At the core of this project is the idea of one generation sharing experience and knowledge with present and future generations, to question how we develop the emotional and psychological skills to navigate a time of unprecedented social, cultural, political, environmental and economic change.

Participants: Older members of communities in North Clare, Dr. Fergus Glynn, GP Corofin Medical Centre who first proposed the idea of the project and Dr. Anne Byrne NUIG) who wrote a text, The Tender Overlap in response to the work.

Produced and Directed: Deirdre O’Mahony

Camera: Pete Ray.
Edit: Deirdre O’Mahony & Pete Ray

Music composed by Tim Collins recorded live with the Kilfenora Céilí Band March 2016.


Commissioned by Age and Opportunity for Bealtaine 2016, Clare County of Culture and glór VOLTage festival. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.

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  • North County Clare