Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Over the Moone!

Huge boost for Boyle as 

O’Dowd to premiere 

‘Moone Boy’ in Forest Park 


The spotlight will be on Boyle, Co. Roscommon on Saturday 11th August when Sky 1 HD holds the premiere of Chris O’Dowd’s comedy ‘Moone Boy’, attended by Chris and the cast of the series.

  Moone Boy was filmed on location in Chris’s home town of Boyle and at Ardmore Studios in Co. Wicklow earlier this year, and to celebrate the role that Boyle plays in the show, Sky 1 HD will host a special family fun day for up to 500 locals at Lough Key Forest Park. 

   Attendees are encouraged to bring their picnics and can look forward to games, entertainment and music, followed by the premiere screening of the first two episodes of Moone Boy. 

  Tickets for this special event will be available free of charge from the Una Bhan shop, located at King House in Boyle, on a first-come first-served basis from this week.

   Set in a small town in Ireland in 1989, Moone Boy follows the antics of the youngest member of the Moone family, 11 year old Martin Moone (David Rawle). Martin has a unique perspective on life aided by an imaginary friend, Sean Murphy, played by Chris O'Dowd. Martin's imagination comes into play both in his childish drawings, which come alive through animation, and in the ridiculous schemes he comes up with, against Sean's better judgement. With Sean's help, Martin negotiates life as the youngest in a chaotic, scatter-brained family helmed by Debra (Deirdre O’Kane) and Liam (Peter McDonald). Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, Simon Delaney, Maeve Higgins, Ruth McCabe, and Norma Sheahan also appear in the show.

  Main actor and Boyle native Chris O’Dowd commented: “It will be the proudest moment of my working life to premiere Moone Boy in my home town of Boyle. Watching people watching themselves depicted on the big screen fills me with equal measures of joy and fear. I'll be wearing runners in case things get ugly. Up the West!"

Issue dated: 03 August 2012
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