Trish McAdam Collection

Repository: Irish Film Archive

Identity Statement

TitleTrish McAdam Collection
Archive ReferenceIE IFA/14
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1996
Extent Medium97 Beta SP and 4 SVHS tapes, + a number of digital, quarter inch and compact cassette audio tapes


Creator(s): Trish McAdam

  • Administrative History ↴

    Trish McAdam is an Irish film director, producer and writer. She was born in Dublin 1955. Her first feature, “Snakes and Ladders”, was filmed in 1995, and focuses on the lives of two women in contemporary Dublin. She also directed two documentary films, “Flirting with Light” (2002) and “What Am I Doing Here?” (2009) as well as the short films “The Drip” (1985) and “Berlin” (1992). In 1996, she produced and directed the three part series “Hoodwinked: Irish Women since the 1920s” for RTÉ. McAdam was a founding Board Member of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland and a Board Member of the Irish Film Institute. She has also served as Vice-President of the Federation of European Directors and was an Artist in Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2009.
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Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Trish McAdam ↴

    The Hoodwinked series was produced for RTÉ in 1996. The collection consists of tapes relating to the “Hoodwinked” television series, including both rough cuts of the final programmes and unedited interview footage with over thirty Irish women. The series examines the history of women in Irish society in the twentieth century, and is split into three episodes, each looking at a different period of Irish history from the 1920s to the 1990s. Common topics of conversation throughout the series include the early feminist movement of the 1920s, feminism and nationalism, the influence of deValera and the Catholic Church on Irish society, and Northern Ireland and the Troubles. The interviews also include in-depth discussions of womens’ issues such as the struggle for power, contraception and reproductive rights, and the divisions within feminism. Some of the women interviewed include Sinéad O’Connor, Roisín Shorthall, Alice Glenn, Gillian Bowler, Leland Bardwell and Mary O’Rourke.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Due to the nature of the collection little arrangment required

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Contact the Irish Film Archive for further information
Creation Dates1996
Extent Medium97 Beta SP and 4 SVHS tapes, + a number of digital, quarter inch and compact cassette audio tapes

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteKevin Long
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2011