Poc na nGael (Puck of the Irish)

A new Irish documentary

Poc na nGael (Puck of the Irish)

Thu · March 29, 2018

7:00 pm

$8.00

In Eamonn ó Cualáin's fascinating documentary, Irish hurling legend Ger Loughnane reveals the little-known origin story behind the Canadian obsession that is ice hockey. Loughnane discovers how the sport evolved into 'ice hurling' and ultimately morphed into Canada's national sport. Beyond giving new Irish immigrants a perennial connection to their cultural roots, the sport also established them in Canadian society, leading to success beyond the rink, in business, employment and politics. From the early amateur era to the birth of professionalism and the creation of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917, Irish teams and players of Irish descent have been revered for their skill and tenacity on the ice. WATCH TRAILER

Solas Nua
Solas Nua
Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., our mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences.

We began in 2005 with our smash hit production of Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh. For over a decade we have brought our audiences an exciting mix of modern Irish theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film, and literary events including the annual Capital Irish Film Festival and Irish Book Day.

2011 DC MAYOR'S ARTS AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THE ARTS
NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE HELEN HAYES AWARDS
We enjoy support from an expanding audience, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute, the Irish Film Board, the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau.
Venue Information:
Dupont Underground
1500 19th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036
http://www.dupontunderground.org/