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Garron Tower Film Unit

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Have you any anecdotes about your time in the film unit?

A nostalgic trip down memory lane for members of GTFU in particular and past students of GT in general.

The golden era of film making in GT lasted from the mid fifties until the mid sixties under the dedicated expert guidance of Fr. Gerard McConville.

Many of his protégées embarked on sucessful careers in the film, TV and communications industries. Others, like myself, have used the skills we learned from Fr. McConville in the amateur arena. Both professionals and amateurs continue to enjoy the creative buzz first experienced in GT under his guidance.


Website commenced January 2001 please contact peadar@gtfu.net .

Have you any comments, suggestions, photos, articles or reminiscence?


Do you remember the last F & M outbreak?

Extract from 'The Tower' Christmas 1968

Dec. 2, 1967 --- Final decision taken to postpone this year's opera, "The Mikado", due to Government's appeal to cut down on big gatherings of people to prevent the spread of thefoot & mouth disase epidemic from England. There was no magazine for Christmas '87.

Recent Updates

Updated on Contents Years of interest
10 July 2004 Just connected in to say I am still around waiting for callers! The present '04
20 Feb 2002

Gee This site is going a year.
Some more links and names added to photos.
What about adding more history e.g. Opera photos and articles?

2 Dec 2001 Spelling corrections and another few names
24 June 2001 Links and a few more names - Keep them coming
26 May 2001 Timekeeping '57 and correction of spellings
20 May 2001 Foot & Mouth December !967
& photo & photo in Sunday News 1967
7 May 2001 Some more names. Have you any?
15 April 2001 Articles by Derek Davis, Peter Martin, Brendan Keenan and JG Doherty. A busy year!
7 April 2001 Articles inc. The Film Society by Patrick Kelly
1 April 2001 More photos 57 Unit
21 March 2001 Some more Articles & updated. A Poem
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10 March 2001 More Articles & photos inc. The New Arrival
59, 60
8 March 2001 Articles and photos including Made in Fairyland
59, 60
6 March 2001 Photographic Society Reports
63, 64, 66, 68

Website commenced January 2001 please contact peadar@gtfu.net .

Please send me your comments, suggestions, photos, articles or reminiscence to