'The Queen Of Ireland’ Has Broken Irish Box Office Records 6 years ago

'The Queen Of Ireland’ Has Broken Irish Box Office Records

And we can’t say we’re too surprised.

In case you’ve missed all the hype of recent weeks, you need to get your butt down to the cinema ASAP and check out The Queen of Ireland, a documentary that captures one of the most historic days in Irish history – the Marriage Equality Referendum.


The film, which is directed by Conor Horgan, has smashed Irish box office records this week, as it achieved the highest opening weekend ever for an Irish-made documentary.

Drag queen and gay rights activist, Rory O'Neill, also known by his stage name Panti raises her arms by supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on May 23, 2015. Yes voters were basking in the sunshine today as they gathered to celebrate an expected victory in Ireland's referendum on whether to approve same-sex marriage. AFP PHOTO / Paul Faith (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
Panti Bliss pictured outside Dublin Castle.

The film tracks the journey of Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, from an outcast to a household name and if you want to find out more about it all, you can check out our review on the movie here.

In the meantime, kick back and celebrate once more what has truly been an amazing year for Irish people everywhere.