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Monday 21 August 2017

St Mary's Church film wins award

David Looby

A short documentary created by local teenagers has won the prestigious Radharc Award at the Fresh Film Festival in Limerick on Thursday.

The young filmmakers participated in a documentary filmmaking workshop at St Michael's Theatre. The free workshop was facilitated by Therese Dalton and funded by the Arts Council, The Arts Department of Wexford County Council and St. Michael's Theatre.

The film includes interviews with Peter McDonald and Jenny Nuttall of New Ross Historical Society on the grounds of St Mary's Church. It records the history and folklore of one of Ireland's first gothic churches and celebrates the role the church has played in the local community for the past 800 years, capturing the church's special atmosphere and beauty.

The film was first shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin on March 8 and will be screened again at the Wexford Widescreen Festival on May 6 in St Michael's Theatre, New Ross.

The young filmmakers were: Anwyn Breen Fleming, Leigh Carroll, Connor Chapman, Fiachra Coughlan, Pierce Doyle, Brea Dunne, Saoirse Hughes and Declan Murphy.

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