Focail Baile Croí

Writer Director
Katie McNeice

Maggie Ryan

Production Manager
Laura Whelan

Evan Barry

Lochlann O’Mearáin
Amy-Joyce Hastings
Fiach Kunz
Aindriú Lavelle
Ollie Ryan
Nora McSherry
Abigail Foley
Connor McEvoy
Joe McNeice
Katie-Mai Buckley
Matthew Durcan
Hanóra Kelly

A father imagines moments he will share with his son, teaching him words for his experiences in a home full of language and heart.

This short film uses the emotive power of the Irish language to envision a simple yet moving idea of the relationship between parent and child, and reimagines grief as a privilege of love.

FOCAIL BAILE CROI is funded by the Comórtas Físín Pitching Competition, which encourages the production of short films in the Irish language. It is also funded by the Screen Kerry Short Film Bursary. This project was shot on location in Killorglin, Co. Kerry in November 2022 and is currently in post production.


Comórtas Físín Pitching Competition, 2020
Best Short Screenplay, Catalyst International Film Festival 2020
Screen Kerry Short Film Bursary, 2022