Into the West is a film from 1992 about two young boys, Tito and Ossie, whose father was “King of the Travellers” until his wife, Mary, dies during the birth of their second son, Ossie. The boys’ grandfather is an old story-telling Traveller, who regales the children with Irish folk-tales and legends.
When he is followed by a beautiful white horse called Tír na nÓg (meaning “Land of Eternal Youth” in Irish), from the sea to Dublin, where the boys and their father now live, the boys are overwhelmed with joy and the dreams of becoming cowboys.
The horse is stolen from them and they begin their adventure to get their mystical horse back. They escape the poverty of a north Dublin council estate, and “Into the West” where they find that Tír na nÓg is not just a horse.