Filming begins on short film in Offaly

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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Our Unfenced Country, one of the Galway Film Centre/RTÉ 2013 shorts commenced shooting in Offaly last weekend. It is written and directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Eric Dolan and Swansong Films.

Our Unfenced Country, one of the Galway Film Centre/RTÉ 2013 shorts commenced shooting in Offaly last weekend. It is written and directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Eric Dolan and Swansong Films.

The film is being shot in the boglands of Lough Boora in Co. Offaly, and concerns a young woman, played by Róisín Murphy (lead actress, What Richard Did) who is released from prison and starts working on the bog railway with Edward (played by Pascal Scott, known for playing Sgt. Dick O’Toole in RTÉ’s Killinaskully), an elderly worker who is in love with the myth and literature of the bog.

Shooting continues this weekend. The film takes its title from a Seamus Heaney poem, Bogland.

The project could not have been made possible without the support of Bord na Mona, who have granted the film crew access to some of their most attractive and unique locations in Boora, Derrinlough and Clongawney, Co. Offaly, and RTÉ and the Galway Film Centre.

Other crew include: Kevin Minogue (Camera), Cian Moynan (Camera Assist), Joe Dolan (Sound mixer), Dave Dolan (Boom Op), Derval Curran (Make-up artist) and Sean McGrail, (Second Camera Assist.).