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Frank - The Man With the Camera

This project is a celebration of place - Frank’s place. For 20 years Frank Glynn was the only person in Milltown with a film camera. Throughout the 1960s and '70s he recorded the business, social and cultural life of an Irish Village. He filmed the knocking of the parish church, the building of the new one, the final running of the Milltown Races and the opening of his new shop There is also rare footage of Galway’s 1966 All-Ireland victory and much more. The footage has now been digitized and is ready to be shared with the community. On Culture Night 2021, the edited footage will be shown in public for the first time at the Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway.

The second part of this project is a short documentary film about Frank and his collection which will be finished later in 2021. The exhibition and film will instill a pride of place, community connections, and encourage discussions and reflections on their place, identity, society, and shared heritage through this valuable lens on Milltown's past.

The screening will take place at 8pm on Friday 17th September 2021 (Culture Night) in the Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway. Tickets are free and can be booked by emailing: merchantsgatefilms@yahoo.co.uk. The running time is 30mins and places are limited.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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