Competition: Win tickets to ‘Aisling Gheal’ at IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival



The IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival returns from September 26th to 29th at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. This year’s festival promises outstanding documentaries from both Ireland and abroad, as well as shorts programmes and masterclasses throughout the four days, with many premieres and special guests in attendance.

Thanks to the good people at the IFI we have 2 pairs of tickets to Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s Aisling Gheal to give away. The film screens on Sunday, September 29th at 4pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

To be in with a chance of winning yourself a pair, simply answer the following question:

Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s recent film Dreamtime, Revisited featured which Irish poet and philosopher?

Email with your answer before 5 pm on Friday, 27th September. Please leave a contact number.


About the film
Sean-nós is considered to be the holy grail of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Gaelic history. Aisling Gheal are a team of women passionately keeping Sean-nós alive and attracting young protégés all the time. Amongst them is 10-year-old Shahira Apraku who attends the local Gaelscoil and embodies an entire new generation of Irish speakers. Shahira’s journey, the struggles of the women, the songs of the Sean-nós and the flow of the Sullane river provide parallel intersecting narrative vehicles for this documentary, yielding insights into this part of our culture and challenging some of our key contemporary notions of ‘Irishness’ in the process. 


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