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'We'll reap rewards down the road from Normal People' - inhabitants of Sligo town where hit drama was filmed

Talk of town: But Tubbercurry waits for tourism benefit of link to popular TV show

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Nora Brennan in Brennan’s Bar in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photos: Frank McGrath

Nora Brennan in Brennan’s Bar in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photos: Frank McGrath

Roger McCarrick, chair of the Chamber of Commerce, and Geraldine Brennan from the town where parts of ‘Normal People’ were filmed

Roger McCarrick, chair of the Chamber of Commerce, and Geraldine Brennan from the town where parts of ‘Normal People’ were filmed

Emma Gillespie and Ross McCarrick in Brennan’s Bar

Emma Gillespie and Ross McCarrick in Brennan’s Bar

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Nora Brennan in Brennan’s Bar in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photos: Frank McGrath

Normal People has been the focus of a lot of attention because of its groundbreaking controversial adaptation of Sally Rooney’s critically acclaimed novel, but for me there was one particular aspect of it that stopped me in my tracks - it was filmed in the Co Sligo town of Tubbercurry.

Never mind the raw intensity of the relationship between Marianne and Connell and the sex scenes that had Joe Duffy avalanched with calls, this is a series that has put the small rural market town of my childhood on the international map.


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