Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Babylon: A charismatic and chaotic feast for the senses

Babylon is a beautiful, chaotic, messy three-hour epic centred around the transition from silent films to sound. Damien’s Chazelle $80 million project follows three protagonists – Manny Torres (Diego Calva), Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie) and Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt) – as they navigate this shift from different angles. It is a ridiculous picture with incredible highs and disastrous lows as …


Features, Fuinneamh

“It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me”: A Taylor Swift album ranking

After a recent binge of all of Taylor Swift’s albums (done so by his own free will), our wonderful Fuinneamh editor had the fantastic idea to rank them, after bothering many people with his unwanted opinions on Taylor’s discography. Starting from worst to first, let’s look at the discography of pop’s favourite millenial, Taylor Swift, a month on from the …


Bizarre psychological thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is sure to fascinate viewers

Set in the ’50s, Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are living the perfect life in the refined town of Victory. The couple is hot for each other – they lead sociable and exciting lives, party hard and still manage to have their perfect little suburban life with no worries and everything where it should be. That is until …

Waiting for pints: Farrell and Gleeson dazzle in isolate tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin

Writer-director Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin is a tragicomedy that confronts the viewer with the question of whether one’s existence is meaningful. The film follows Colin Farrell’s Pádraic in his attempts to regain the friendship of ex-drinking buddy Colm, played by Brendan Gleeson, who makes an out-of-the-blue decision to end their friendship. Colm wants to spend what he feels …

Arctic Monkeys: From Worst To First

Arctic Monkeys are releasing their seventh studio album The Car on Friday, October 21, so An Focal’s Fuinneamh Editor, James Roulston Mooney, has taken this opportunity to come up with the DEFINITIVE ranking of their works thus far. Don’t tell him otherwise. Starting from worst to first, let’s look at the discography of one of the biggest bands of the …

GAA players needed for Liam Neeson Blockbuster movie

  The film is based on a retired assassin forced into a game of cat and mouse with three terrorists. The movie is to include a GAA match and a call has been put out for GAA players. However, they are looking for a specific look for the players. A spokesperson for moviesextra.ie said “What we are looking for is …

Hurling for Hope – a unique 100km sliotar solo run

  ‘Hurling for Hope’ is a charity made up of a group of friends, players, mentors, and teammates from Ballyhaunis GAA Club in Mayo. They are coming together in a unique event to fundraise for two charities – Mayo Roscommon Hospice and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. They will be soloing a sliotar from the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice centre in …

Come Celebrate UL’s First 4th Year Arts Ball

Two years of rules, regulations, and restrictions have come to an end, and as we return to a new normal, it not only brings back our cherished and missed annual events but also introduces some first-of-its-kind events that mark the end of an exhausting era. Five 4th year arts students at the University of Limerick (UL) have formed a committee …

Park Retirement Village Resident’s Association Hold First Public Meeting

The Resident’s Association of the Park Retirement Village in Castletroy held their first public meeting last night, Tuesday 8th March, regarding conditions in the village. The meeting took place in Castletroy Park Hotel and was well attended by residents, locals from the surrounding community and local councillors. Roisín Ní Shúilleabhain, a University of Limerick Journalism student and organiser of the …