WYA Film Productions,
The Arch,
Barrack Street,
Waterford

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© WYA Film Productions 2020 

Social History

Tramore Tales - A Social History Film

A Social History Documentary on Tramore and the surrounding areas. Created by Ollie Breslin and Keith Currams.

Barrack Street / An Cúrsa Fada

People with memories of the street in Waterford tell us its history. A history spanning across topics such as its military presence to the people that lived and worked on the street.

Slieverue / Sliabh Rua

A Social History Documentary on Slieverue and the surrounding area. Created by Ollie Breslin and Keith Currams

Ballybricken

This documentary was commissioned by Waterford City Arts Office and is the second in a series which looks at the people, history and stories from various famous streets and landmarks around Waterford. The film is made by documentary maker Mark Power for Waterford Youth Arts.

Down the Town Part 2
We're All Saints Out Here

"We're All Saints Out Here", a social history film looking at St. Johns Park in Waterford City, the first purpose built council estate in the country which formed a new community from people from different parts of Ireland, and the world.

Down the Town Part 1

A documentary film that explores the history of inner city Waterford through local historians and lives of the people who worked, lived and played there. This is the third film in the series following ‘Barrack Street’ in 2013 and ‘Ballybricken’ in 2014 and was funded through support from Waterford City and County Council Arts Office. Both Barrack street and Ballybricken can be viewed on youtube.


“exporting cattle, robbing apples, asking a girl to dance at the Olympia, playing thirties, repairing shoes, selling fish, foreign holidays, Tramore train, Tops of the Town, the little parish, the Manor School, working in England, going to the Coll., the Lido Cafe, pigs toes, chocolate crumb, short back and sides, the Penny Bank, and the town where everyone had their own song”

Grattan Square
 

WYA's 5th film in their social history documentaries and this time they are filming in Dungarvan and it centres around the 'Grattan Square' story. We are anxious to talk to older people who have memories of the Square from years gone by.
This project was funded through Waterford Council Arts Dept.