Past Events

The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland; followed by a Q&A with the Director Vanessa Gildea.


Directors / Producers: Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea
Editor: Cúán Mac Conghail: Director of Photography: Patrick Jordan

Nominated for the 2018 Irish Film & Television Awards ‘The 34th – The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland’ brings you the people behind the organisation Marriage Equality, who campaigned tirelessly for the extension of civil marriage to same sex couples in Ireland. From the KAL case, (Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan) and the emotional love story behind it, to a YES vote on 22nd May 2015, this powerful and uplifting documentary spans a decade culminating in the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution, allowing same sex marriage.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with the Film’s Producer, Vanessa Gildea.

Thanks to The Irish Film Institute for arranging this special screening 

The screening of ‘The 34th’ will be preceded by the short film “The Abandoning” Directed by Vanessa Gildea. Produced by Sé Merry Doyle.

The Abandoning is a beautiful short film by Vanessa Gildea. The film creates the memory of a house where the past and present are not separate places. Vanessa uses experimental images influenced by the art of pinhole photography to recall her childhood visits to her Granny’s house in Donegal.

A Loopline Film Production.

Winner Best Short at the Sky Road Film Festival

The ICC would like to thank the Film Director Linda Cullen and Co Director Producer, Vanessa Gildea for permission to screen the film. Thanks to the Irish Film Institute Dublin, for arranging the film print.

Winner Best Short at the Sky Road Film Festival

Wed 06 July 2022

Doors: 7pm; Film Starts: 7.30pm