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TV crew spends day filming for hit US comedy drama 'younger'

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Filming for the US TV series ‘Younger’ taking place in Tinahely last Wednesday

Filming for the US TV series ‘Younger’ taking place in Tinahely last Wednesday

Filming for the US TV series ‘Younger’ taking place in Tinahely last Wednesday

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The usually quiet south Wicklow village of Tinahely was brimming with excitement last Wednesday as an American film crew rolled into town.

The village which was selected as a location for popular US sitcom 'Younger' was surrounded by onlookers as scenes for the programme's series four finale were filmed.

In true Garden of Ireland style, the village was looking its best, with not a speck of litter to be seen and an abundance of beautiful floral displays on show in the square and business premises.

A number of scenes were filmed at O'Connor's bar, the name of which was retained for the programme and will feature on the show when it is aired in the USA later this year.

Starring Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Sutton Foster and Nico Totorella the show tells the story of a forty-something woman who poses as a 26 year old to secure her dream job following the breakdown of her marriage.

It has received rave reviews in the USA and has been nominated for a variety of awards.

It is understood that the location was selected thanks to a suggestion from Ardmore Studios and that once the programme makers viewed Tinahely, they were struck by its rural beauty.

Sources say that the Irish episodes feature a wedding, part of which was filmed in studio, and some of which takes the cast to Tinahely, hence the local pub was the ideal choice for a location.

Members of the public were fascinated to see the filming process and to see some of the show's stars in their locality.

A number of local premises enjoyed a small makeover to fit with the scenes and for the day the crew was hard at work.

Orla and Darren Kavanagh of O'Connor's got their premises back late into the evening and they treated locals to discounted drinks as a thank you for their patience.


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