“You’ll shed a tear or two, possibly more.”
“Delightful…..It’s often said that the Irish, blessed with the gift of gab, can be splendid raconteurs. You’ll find generous evidence to that effect here. And a bit of poetry as well."
New York Times
“Older Than Ireland is peppered with wise words, great memories, plenty of humour, a lot of energy and – cue the Kleenex – one of the saddest true stories I’ve ever heard. If you’re not moved by this film, you’re not human. Poignant, funny, fantastic . . . Oh, just go and see it.”
“Older Than Ireland ends up as an extraordinarily comprehensive document.” Interview with Alex Fegan
The Irish Times
“One of the most exquisite films of the year”
“Older Than Ireland is a heartfelt piece of work, sensitively filmed and beautifully shot.”
The Evening Echo
“The result is also one of the most unique and insightful historical documents ever committed to film in this country”.
The Sunday Independent
“Stunning and delightful….it’s a glorious film.”
“These Irish Eyes have seen it all”
The Boston Globe
“Older Than Ireland deserves attention.”
The Boston Herald
“It’s an idea both perfectly simple and simply perfect”
“Inspiring… en masse they offer a plethora of essential thoughts, charming recollections and quotable quotes.”
“A brilliant concept beautifully executed”
“Alex Fegan’s documentary about centenarians weaves together oral histories to create a moving portrayal of living at the outer edge of mortality—the subjects are Irish, but the subject is life itself.”
Film Journal International
“Older Than Ireland charms with wit and wisdom of centenarians.”
The Herald News
“Older Than Ireland captures the wit and the wisdom of a life lived long”
“You will LAUGH. Not an artificial laugh, but a true laugh borne of how alike we are at our core. And you will cry at the realization that the core is all that is important when one has walked the earth for so long.”
No Spoiler Reviewz
“Older Than Ireland establishes a divine presence in the domestic lives of its subjects”
San Francisco Weekly
“This sort of film could be made in many places and still have the raw materials to be a good watch. Whether it would be put together so well is a different question.”
E Film Crtic
“A delightful documentary about bringing up a century”
“Viewers fell in love with the barbers and hairdressers of Abbeyfeale”
“The Hairdressers & Barbers Of Abbeyfeale Were The Unlikely Heroes Of A
Nation Last Night”
“The Most entertaining documentary”
"A warm, gentle, sumptuously shot gem"
"A gem of film, beautifully shot and brimming with humanity"
"Stunningly heartfelt and humorous.... a lesson in the human condition"
"Lovely, funny, gentle, frequently heartwarming and just as often quietly
"Jaw Dropping and breathtaking"
“The Irish Pub,” a lovingly laid-back documentary about the charms, liquid and otherwise, of the traditional Irish watering hole.
The Washington Post
“If you love Ireland or if you love pubs, and I’m guessing that covers just about everyone, you’re going to want to see Alex Fegan’s disarmingly modest documentary “The Irish Pub.”
“The Irish Pub” plays like a portfolio of lovely postcards, with splendidly photographed pictures of quaint buildings, cobbled streets, breathtaking landscapes, and smiling faces as hollowed and worn as the centuries-old stone floors of the title taverns.”
“Alex Fegan has captured beautifully the melody of pubs all over his country”
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this film a lot. To hear the sort of stories told in darkened pubs in a variety of charming brogues would put a smile on anyone’s face.”
Toronto Screen Shots
"A joy from start to finish, The Irish Pub takes a place amongst a list of the best documentaries I have ever seen."
"An amusing and surprisingly eloquent collage"
"The Irish Wedding is just like being there in a local hotel, and it's brilliant"
"Free from intrusive narration... it was a touching, intimate look at the rarely seen romantic heart of Ireland"
Sunday Business Post
"Through it all Fegan's faith in humanity shines, giving the documentary its gentle zing"
"A warm hearted and thoroughly entertaining survey of Irish nuptial activity"
"Beautifully shot, very intimate and a lovely watch"
“Absorbing and insightful”
The Irish Catholic
“Deeply moving and meaningful”
“Unmissable… It would be a sin to miss it”
John Byrne - RTÉ
“Gentle but revealing… an engaging and eloquent offering”
“Striking and Heartfelt”
“An absolutely gorgeous treatment on the subject”
“What a beautiful doc” - Viewers flock to twitter to share their love for the
“The Toy Shop has viewers full of praise and in tears”
“A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the most adored environments
across the world”
“The Toy Shop - A magical journey inside some of Ireland’s beloved
“A documentary about the fundamental and sometimes underestimated roll of
“The Toy Shop sits down with the people and places that spark the imagination
of their youngest customers and the memories of their eldest.”