Irish-language film set in Co Waterford breaks box office records

An Irish-language film set in County Waterford has broken box office records.

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) has earned more than €600,000 euro since its release last month.

The film, directed by Colm Bairéad, tells the story of a young girl from an overcrowded and dysfunctional family who's sent to live with relatives on a farm in An Rinn.

It stars Catherine Clinch as the young girl, Cáit, and Waterford's own Carrie Crowley as her aunt, Eibhlín.


The film has already won an impressive seven Irish Film and Television Awards, including Best Film and Best Actress, but it's now also been declared a record-breaking movie.

According to The Guardian, An Cailín Ciúin has already quadrupled the previous record for an Irish-language film/

It has already grossed over €610,000 since its release in mid-May.

The previous highest-grossing film in Irish was 'Arracht' - a famine-era drama, that earned 164,000 between Ireland and the UK last year.


An Cailín Ciúin is still being shown in cinemas across Ireland - including in Dungarvan Shopping Centre.

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