Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Dublin's Abbey Theatre to showcase its new digital theatre experience, "Dear Ireland", which brings together the voices of 50 writers and 50 actors in a collection of "theatrical postcards" from Ireland.
To highlight this digital theatre experience and celebrate Ireland's theatre culture, Tourism Ireland is creating a series of three short films with some of the actors and writers involved in the "Dear Ireland" project, including author, activist and teacher Sinéad Burke and Derry Girls stars Nicola Coughlan and Siobhán McSweeney.
The first film features Sinéad Burke, who shares insights into her play, These Four Walls. She also speaks about her love for Ireland and some of her favourite places, including Co. Meath and the Cliffs of Moher. The film features attractions such as the Hill of Tara, the Long Room at Trinity College, Glendalough, Skellig Michael, Fanad Lighthouse and Newgrange.
The film can be viewed below.
Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons stated, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to work with the Abbey Theatre and Sinéad Burke to create this wonderful short film. It allows us to keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore and to showcase our authentic homegrown talent around the world. While we may not be able to travel just now, this film will inspire people for their future visit, reminding viewers, including our 'culturally curious' audience, of our wonderful theatre culture, our stunning scenery and the sense of pride that makes Ireland such a special place to visit. We look forward to sharing the other films in the series, which will feature Derry Girls stars Nicola Coughlan and Siobhán McSweeney."
© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.