The Road: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh


The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)

The Road

Wed 9th July

Town Hall Theatre




Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses, tractors. Roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls. Unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body.

It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years — and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this feature documentary tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of two sets of brothers from Northern Ireland — Robert and Joey Dunlop — who have dominated road racing for over thirty years.

Directors: Diarmuid Lavery, Michael Hewitt

Script: Diarmuid Lavery, Michael Hewitt

Producers Diarmuid Lavery, Michael Hewitt


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