We are honored to feature this exceptional film created by Katie Lincoln.
For those familiar with Reilly’s Bar and the captivating game of 45 that takes place there every Friday night, you understand the truly unique nature of this place and the weekly event.
Michael once described the game of 45 as “a microcosm of life,” and in many ways, it rings true. It’s not just about the cards; it’s about the players, their lives, their stories, and the essence of Ardmore itself that all blend together.
Personally, this card game deserves to be celebrated alongside iconic landmarks such as the Round Tower, the Cliff Walk, and Declan’s Stone, as it represents a significant aspect of Ardmore’s identity.
For anyone who has experienced the magic of participating in this game, you know the range of emotions it can evoke. It amuses, annoys, baffles, frustrates, and occasionally sparks disputes, but at the end of the day, it always brings a smile to your face.
Truly, it is a special place and a remarkable game. Thanks to Katie Lincoln and Michael O’Reilly, this documentary ensures that it will be preserved for generations to come.
Directed by Katie Lincoln and produced by Ruth Treacy of Tailored Films, this insightful documentary features the exceptional cinematography of Julianne Forde and the editing expertise of David O’Brien.
From the producers:
“45 is the great card game of the Irish countryside. What do you do to get by on the long lonely nights? For Michael, Tommy and Brian – they play 45.”
We would like to thank Katie Lincoln and Ruth Treacy of Tailored Films for letting us show this film on our heritage site.