Ár Dover Féin

Louis Lentin Collection, Documentary, Irish Culture
Directed by:
Louis Lentin
Produced by:
Louis Lentin


54 mins
Irish with English subtitles

In 1937, ten young men between the ages of 13 and 23 migrated from Achill Island, Co. Mayo to Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow in Scotland to work in the potato fields. Tragically, on the night of their arrival, a fire swept through their makeshift accommodation claiming all of their young lives. This documentary investigates the Kirkintillock tragedy and considers the plight of migrant workers over the years.

This one-hour drama-documentary has won numerous awards including Second Prize Gold Plaque WorldFest Heuston, Certificate of Creative Excellence US International Film and Video Festival, John Healy Award and overall Media Award Carrick-Gold Festival. Ár Dover Féin is part of The Louis Lentin Collection. View the full collection here.

With kind permission of Dr. Ronit Lentin.