Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour. But they are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths that test their friendship to its limit. After today, will they ever again talk on this hillside? The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resillience and endearing innocence of an exiled generation as it struggles to survive in the isolated rural Ireland of today. It is Malacy McKenna’s heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way in off the road.
Winner of The PJ O’Connor Award 2014.
Starring Des Keogh & Derry Power Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Set design by Andy Murray