Due to COVID-19, The Civic is temporarily closed.

However we can all watch the award-winning Irish film When All Is Ruin Once Again online together on Sunday 17th May at 8pm, thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA, Break Out Pictures and Twopair Films via the When All Is Ruin Once Again Vimeo screening link:


If you rent this film directly through the Vimeo link above, you will get the opportunity to support The Civic as a champion of Irish independent cinema.

As a loyal customer of The Civic, we will provide you with a unique promotional code, which will provide you with a 20% discount so that you will pay just €8 instead of the standard €10 rental fee to watch When All Is Ruin Once Again.

In addition, by watching the film with us, we will also receive a percentage of the rental fee you pay, so that you will be directly supporting our future film programme.

Terms and conditions apply; rentals are valid for a 30-day period from time of purchase.
(see help.vimeo.com/hc/en-us/categories/202594627-Purchasing-Videos for full details).


When All Is Ruin Once Again is a film about rural life in the midst of great local, national and global change.

In 2010 a new motorway ploughs through a community in the west of Ireland, a glaring symbol of our modern age. Over the next 7 years the film weaves an epic tapestry of reflections from bog-lands, fire-sides, race tracks and hurling pitches; all while the country is hit by the worst economic crisis it has ever faced and the realisation that we are living unsustainably slowly dawns.

W.B Yeats, who lived in the area where the film is set, provides the title’s prophetic words and prompts us to consider the value of memory and the impermanence of our existence.  All is in flux. The mis-use of our natural resources percolates beneath the surface and rises up in the form of rising flood-waters. The proliferation of a landscape shaped by man suggests that it won’t be time that ends our civilisation but the actions of humans.

This award winning film exists somewhere between classic ethnography, abstract poetry and a clarion call for the age we live in.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Spectacular, ruminative, lyrical and with a canny instinct for silence between its verbal interactions, When All is Ruin Once Again is a masterpiece of cinema.”  – RTE.ie

Full Review: https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/movie-reviews/2020/0416/1130887-when-all-is-ruin-once-again-a-poignant-warning-note/

★ ★ ★ ★ “… strikingly photographed and quietly thought-provoking.” – Scannain.ie

Full Review: https://scannain.com/review/when-all-is-ruin-once-again/