My Home is Crumlin

As part of Cruinniú na nÓg, we present the short film “My home is… Crumlin” (Age ranges: 5-8, 9-12 and 13+).

Original Brief

The motivation for this piece is to give a voice to children who are growing up in a part of the city that is generally considered underprivileged. Crumlin lacks greenery, inspirational public places and creative hubs.

Do they see that? Would they change anything about Crumlin? What is their favourite spot in Crumlin and why? Where is their least favourite spot and why? What would they do in Crumlin if they had unlimited resources? What do they think about littering? Do they think they can help save and green the planet? Is this even a priority for them and if not, why?

The aim of the film is to point to problems, and solutions, in the area through children’s eyes, especially through those who are growing up playing on our streets and in our neighbourhoods, this is their home, but is it good enough? They need to tell us.

In turn, can this be used as context to inspire adults to make landscape decisions that contribute to positive developmental changes in the area and not eradicate them further. The film should start a discussion about opportunities to improve what is traditionally perceived as a deprived area of Dublin.



A film by Beta Bajgart

Louise Elliot
Juliyah Deane
Corey Howe
Scott Lynch
Troy Cooke
Abby Dunphy
Lauren Hynes
Sean Machingure
Sagal Adan
Siobhán Mooney
Abby Flanagan

With thanks to:
Rosary College
Clay Youth Project
Brú Youth Service
The people of Crumlin

Production: Olga Tiernan
Sound: Karl Burke

Intro Poem created by: Rosary Students & Colm Keegan