Patrick's Day (film)

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Patrick's Day
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Directed byTerry McMahon
Produced byTim Palmer, Rachel Lysaght
Written byTerry McMahon
CinematographyMichael Lavelle
Edited byEmer Reynolds
Release date
  • 8 March 2014 (2014-03-08) (SXSW)
Running time
102 minutes

Patrick's Day is a 2014 Irish drama film written and directed by Terry McMahon.


Patrick (Moe Dunford) is a 26-year-old schizophrenic young man, who goes missing in the middle of the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Dublin, much to the alarm of his English mother Maura (Kerry Fox).


Patrick's Day was premiered at SXSW on 8 March 2014. Throughout 2014 it was shown at many festivals, including Edinburgh and the Galway Film Fleadh. It went on general release in Ireland on 6 February 2015.[1]

The Irish Times gave it 4 stars out of 5, calling it "a fascinating collision of psychiatric drama and state-of-the nation address."[2] The Irish Independent, on the other hand, gave it 2 star out of 5 and criticised "McMahon’s tendency to write speeches rather than dialogue which people might actually use, something of a drawback when he appears to be going for realism."[3]

Patrick's Day was nominated for 9 IFTAs at the 12th Irish Film & Television Awards, and won three: Best Script (Film) for Terry McMahon, Best Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film for Moe Dunford, and Best Sound.


  1. ^ "Patrick's Day (2014)" – via
  2. ^ "Patrick's Day review: a fascinating collision of psychiatric drama and state-of-the nation address".
  3. ^ "Patrick's Day review: 'mental illness is serious subject but that doesn't mean you should have to suffer a bad film about it' -".

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