Film in Castletown: Neither Fish nor Fowl

Neither Fish nor Fowl 

Wine reception at 7.30 pm followed by film at 8.00 pm       

The Irish Georgian Society and the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates invite you to a screening of Neither Fish nor Fowl, which takes a part-serious, part-comic look at Ireland's vanished ruling class, the Protestant Ascendancy. The film maker, Fiona Murphy goes back to the family demesne in Co Mayo with the poet Richard Murphy and his four quizzical, clever and argumentative siblings. This imaginative film brings back a lost world and strips bare old assumptions about class, religion and ethnicity with a relish for the absurd, and wounds that still show.  Fiona trained in film editing at the BBC, and now works as an independent film maker. Her style is quirky but in spite of their light touch, her films unearth the forces that shape people's lives. 

The film, to be shown in the Hunting Room of the newly refurbished Stable Wing in Castletown, will be preceded by a wine reception. 

Admission: €10

Bookings can be made 

  • through the IGS website

  • by emailing

  • by phoning 01 6767053