Monday 20 October 2014

Parts of Sligo transformed to the 1930s

It's a wrap for Loach's new film

Published 01/10/2013 | 05:40

One of the old cars from the 1930s used on the set of the new Ken Loach film Jimmy’s Hall, which was filmed in Sligo and Leitrim over the last number of weeks. This picture was originally posted on Twitter by Sligo Tourism.

IT was a case of 'lights, camera, action' on The Mall in Sligo last week.

Some of the final scenes for the film 'Jimmy's Hall' directed by Ken Loach were shot last Tuesday.

The movie, set in 1932, tells the story of Leitrim socialist Jimmy Gralton, the only Irish person deported for his views.

Producer Rebecca O'Brien told The Sligo Champion: "It's a period piece. We needed some place we could dress up that would be like 1932."

For the past weeks, filming has taken place in various locations in Sligo and Leitrim. They included Temple House, near Ballymote, where a cattle-drive scene was filmed. Filming also took place in Dromahair and in the Methodist Church in Wine Street in Sligo.

Among the actors is Sligo town native Conor McDermottroe.

It's expected that the film will be released early next summer.

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