Welcome to the Mayo Film and Video Club Projects page. On this page we describe some of our past and future projects.
All our current projects are available to buy - please contact Jack Loftus, Secretary at 094 24410.
Each year the club untakes two main projects: Castlebar Pantomime, and the St. Patricks Day Parade.
In the past two years the pantomime has been videoed using four cameras, mixed live using the Videonics MX1 Digital video mixer
St Bridsí Wheatfield Initiative
The clubs first project was the production of a documentary concerning the St Bridsí Wheatfield Initiative in 1995.
St Brids, a school for special children, received a gift of a beautiful wooden horse, which was made by an inmate of Wheatfield Prison, Co. Dublin. The project developed further with the co-operation of Paul Murphy of St Brids and Derek Tracey of Wheatfield. By September 1995 an entire playground, consisting of swings, slides, roundabouts and other playground equipment made in Wheatfield, was put in place at St Brids.
The Minister for Justice, Nora Owen, officially opened the playground.
The project was an immense success, so much so that it received the Meitheal Maigh-Eo award the following year, 1996.
Stephen Garvey Re-enterment
Stephen Garvey was a famous musical Impresario of the 1920s. His works included the staging of many operas and pantomimes in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. His famous band was renowned throughout the country and overseas. He later went to America, where he died in 1962. In 1996 his remains were re-entered in his native Castlebar. The Mayo Film and Video Club was there to record this historic event.
Castlebar Information Age Town
In 1997, Telecom Eireann sponsored a competition inviting various towns throughout the country to compete for the prize of having their town provided with £10 M of the latest technology for the development of the Information Age. MFVC made a short informative documentary, which was shown on the community TV station to heighten awareness of the Information Age Town competition.
An Gorta Mor
Mass of Rememberance for the Dead of the Great Famine in the West of Ireland at the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock.
- Chief Celebrant: The Most Rev. Michael Neary
- Homily: Mgr. Denis Faul
- Guest Speaker: Lord Alton
- Psalms and Hymns: The Monks of Glenstal Abbey and Cor Charna
- A Short History of Castlebar
- Famine in Mayo
- Moore Hall
- Local Topical Issues