Peter Gerard Lennon (28 February 1930 – 18 March 2011) was an Irish journalist and film director, probably best known as director of the social history documentary film Rocky Road to Dublin. He worked for The Guardian newspaper for many years.
As well as The Guardian, Lennon wrote for publications such as The Listener, the BBC magazine.
Rocky Road to Dublin
Based in Paris for The Guardian, Lennon was by assigned by his newspaper to cover the Dublin Film Festival in the mid-1960s. His local friends tried to convince him that Ireland had changed socially and Lennon set out to document these changes. His investigations though demonstrated the opposite, that censorship, insularity and the dominance of the clergy still prevailed. He wrote a series of articles as a result and followed this up with Rocky Road to Dublin which was shot over 16 days on a budget of £20,000.
- "Journalist and director of 'Rocky Road to Dublin'". Irish Times. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
- "Peter Lennon: Film-maker and journalist whose film 'Rocky Road to Dublin' was effectively banned in Ireland for 35 years". London: The Independent. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
- "Peter Lennon, 1930–2011". Retrieved 9 November 2011.