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It's a moving and perceptive examination of returning to ones native place

Gabriel Byrne, Actor

A Must See Film

What's Up Hollywood

A testament to the indomitable Irish spirit

What's Up Hollywood

I was especially moved by this film

Bernadette Fitzgibbons, What's up Hollywood

The story is timeless

Bernadette Fitzgibbons, What's up Hollywood

Coming Home is very ambitious

Brian Ó Tiomáin, Film Ireland

A beautiful story

Mark Cagney, Presenter, Ireland AM, TV3

People just loved it!

Kate Gunning, Executive Director, San Francisco Irish Film Festival

A truly superb film

Karen McHugh CEO, Safe Home Ireland

...a wonderful contribution to the debate on what it means to be Irish

Gabriel Byrne, Actor

Wonderful...I truly enjoyed Coming Home

Aileen Dibra, National Coordinator Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, United States

A great film

Tom Dunne, Presenter, Newstalk 106 - 108fm

A beautiful piece of work

Kieran O'Reilly, Actor - Love/Hate & Musician - Hail The Ghost

Let's get the word out on this little gem of a movie

Graham Spurling, Movies@Dundrum

A great achievement and great film

Brand New Creative

A wonderful documentary

Orla Kelleher, Executive Director, Aisling Irish Centre, New York

A heartwarming story

Frank Horvat, Musician, Toronto, Canada

Amazing film. Cried and laughed then cried some more.

Emma Brady, Irish Emigrant, Toronto, Canada

Heart felt Irish immigrant stories

Ann Rodgers, Toronto, Canada

A wonderful film

Aidan Finbarr Vaughan, Box Office, The Briery Gap Cinema

Heartbreakingly beautiful

Aidan Lawlor, Dublin, Ireland

I very much admire Coming Home

Gabriel Byrne, Actor

I encourage you all to go see this documentary!

Tom Muldowney, Dublin, Ireland

Beautifully shot

Alan O Brien, Dublin, Ireland

It's beautifully shot and such great stories

Kate Gunning, Executive Director, San Francisco Irish Film Festival

The Film

Coming Home is a landmark documentary charting the journeys of five Irish emigrants spread across four continents as they pursue a common dream of returning to live out their remaining days in Ireland.

The film explores each emigrant's personal voyage, tracing their initial departure from Ireland stretching right back to the years of mass emigration from Ireland in the 50's through to the more recent wave of departures sparked by the global financial crisis in 2008.

Reflecting on such key events as parting from loved ones in Ireland, the thrill of arriving in new unexplored worlds, coping with homesickness and the challenge of being separated from family and the familiar Coming Home captures the joys and sorrows in the life of an Irish emigrant.

The Filmmaker

Coming Home is Cathal Kenna's debut feature documentary film. Cathal was responsible for sound, camera and editing on this film as well as direction.

Cathal set up Clann Films to distribute Coming Home and is currently developing a number of projects for the company.

"Since 2008 I have seen many friends and family leave Ireland in search of a better life. They are ever present in my thoughts and I often question how their departure impacts on their lives as well as on the lives of those they leave behind."

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Coming Home DVD


Format: DVD Disc - NTSC region free
Run time: 84 minutes
Bonus material: 'Around Ireland in 3 minutes', 'Official Trailer', 'Stay V Go', 'Outtakes'
Rating: PG (fit for viewing generally but in the case of a child under 12 years under Parental Guidance)
Shipping: from Ireland. Please allow up to 2 weeks for international delivery
Language: English
Subtitles: No

Triple DVD Gift Pack


This pack contains three copies of the DVD of the film for you to gift to your loved ones.

Official Movie Poster


Purchase your own copy of the official Coming Home Movie Poster

Dimensions: 320mm x 450mm (SRA3)

Educational Licence


Schools, Universities, Colleges, libraries, and other cultural institutions can now order the institutional DVD edition of Coming Home.

The package includes a limited public performance license that allows for non-commercial screenings to members of your organisation or school, that are not open to or advertised to the general public.

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