The Quiet Girl

The first-ever Irish language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar has strong Donegal connections. There are a number of connections between the film and Donegal with producer Cleona Ní Chrualaoi’s mother hailing from the Downings area. Cleona’s uncle Michael Doherty and family own the well-known pub The Singing Pub (Síbín Ceoil) on the Atlantic Drive near Downings. he mother of actor, Carrie Crowley (above) Nodhlaig was a teacher was originally from The Rosses and her father Con (originally from Cork) was a garda, while she also has one sister, Bríd.

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Irish Film