Castleconnell goes Hollywood for film screening

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Castleconnell goes Hollywood for film screening

Liam O'Brien, Nigel Mercier, Caroline Morahan, Lee O'Donoghue and Sally the dog in short film Lost & Found

CASTLECONNELL will be transformed into Hollywood on Sunday, January 31 when a film shot in the village will be shown.

Written and directed by US born filmmaker Liam O’Neill, Lost & Found is a story of love, loss – and pets. The short film was made in Castleconnell last summer and one of its main locations was the beautiful All Saints Church.

Local artist Barbara Hartigan thought it would be the perfect venue to showcase the cast and crew’s work, as well as raising money for good causes.

“It is a gorgeous little story. Filmed all around this area it depicts the area beautifully. On Sunday, January 31 there will be just two showings of this unique project, one at 4.30pm and the second at 7.30pm. Donations will be divided equally between Limerick Animal Welfare and All Saints Church building restoration fund,” explained Barbara.

Tickets will not be sold. Donations will be collected from attendees  as they leave. As an added treat it will be introduced by Liam O’Neill. Lost & Found was supported by Limerick City of Culture. 

“The cast and crew were respectfully observed in and around All Saints Church of Ireland, down the village, by the river and Thornfield House in Ahane. The result of this quiet invasion was a beautifully crafted, humorous, short story which would appeal equally to young and old and especially to animal lovers. This is a one-off opportunity to enjoy, and with great pride, Castleconnell and its beautiful surroundings on the silver screen,” Barbara said.