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Killarney well represented at film festival

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By Michelle Crean

The future of filmmaking is in safe hands as two local enthusiasts received Best Music Video and Best Director at a recent film festival.

MUSIC VIDEO: Emma Murphy daughter of Seán and Máire Murphy of Murphy's Bar won Best Music Video with co-director Darragh Scott at the First Cut Youth Film Festival in Cork.

Emma Murphy, daughter of Seán and Máire Murphy of Murphy's Bar, won Best Music Video with co-director Darragh Scott at the First Cut Youth Film Festival in Cork. Emma is a graduate of IADT in Dublin and is currently working as an animator. Their music video is for an unreleased song of Irish/Zimbabwean rapper God Knows.

Meanwhile young Killarney filmmaker Dylan Shortt was also recognised for his talent and won the Best Director award 2022.

Dylan's award was presented to him by Irish multi-award winning director and filmmaker Yvonne McDevitt at The Regal Cinema in Youghal for the film he worked on entitled 'Airbag', which deals with the horrors of trauma and the unrelenting effects it has on people.

The Leaving Cert student is one of the youngest filmmakers to receive this award. Dylan wrote, directed, starred in and composed the score for the film. The film 'Airbag'.

A fantastic group of young people from Killarney worked and starred in the film including Rachel Griffin who brilliantly co-starred in the film along with Kalem Lloyd, Eoin O'Reilly and Luke O'Sullivan, aswell as helping operate equipment on set. Patrick O'Connor Mason from Kenmare also worked with the Killarney group, operating equipment and edited the film, produced by Filmmaker in Residence Mieke Vanmechelen.

"I am beyond thrilled and honoured to have received this amazing award!" Dylan said.

"And I am extremely grateful to have met and worked with everyone who was a part of this film, it's an experience I'll never forget! I'm looking forward to next year's First Cut Youth Film Festival!"

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Matt Britton Flooring Now Open in Cork

Matt Britton a thriving, local, sustainable, family-run business that has evolved into the ultimate destination for Ireland’s finest hardwood flooring, luxury carpets and bespoke rugs is now open in Cork. […]

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Matt Britton a thriving, local, sustainable, family-run business that has evolved into the ultimate destination for Ireland’s finest hardwood flooring, luxury carpets and bespoke rugs is now open in Cork.

Established in 1997 by brothers Matt and Craig, both fitters by trade, Matt Britton has become a popular household name throughout Ireland, a favourite among Ireland’s top interior designers and has been featured in an array of celebrities’ homes, including Peter O’Mahony, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Pippa O’Connor, Vogue Williams, Rosie Connolly, and Suzanne Jackson, among others.

Recent expansion plans included the opening of their fifth showroom, Matt Britton Cork, unveiled by Ireland, Munster and Lions rugby legend Peter O’Mahony.

“We are delighted to have launched our first Munster store as part of our expansion plans across Ireland. We have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from our customers who have previously travelled from Munster to visit us in Dublin and Wicklow and this has encouraged us to open a store closer to home for them. Moreover, we are pleased that the opening of this showroom has allowed us to create 10 new jobs in the local area,” said Managing Director Matt Britton .

Their showrooms are designed to offer customers a luxurious experience and showcase their extraordinary collection of hardwood flooring, opulent carpets, and bespoke rugs tailored to clients’ unique preferences.

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Quest Killarney named Ireland’s best fitness and wellness event

Quest Adventure Series organised by Kerry based Elite Event Management came out winners at the Gym+Coffee Make Life Richer Awards. Quest won Best Large Fitness and Wellness Event, beating other […]

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Quest Adventure Series organised by Kerry based Elite Event Management came out winners at the Gym+Coffee Make Life Richer Awards.

Quest won Best Large Fitness and Wellness Event, beating other well-known names in the fitness and event industry.

Irish gym clothing company Gym+Coffee established the Make Life Richer Awards as community-based awards that celebrate those who ‘Make Life Richer” to include people who have the same passion as they do and facilitate events and meet-ups that bring people together.

“The team at Quest are super-proud of this award and the achievement and would like to thank everyone who voted for them, and enjoys being part of the Quest community.,” said Elite Event Management’s Rebecca Kemp

Entries for Quest Killarney October 7 are now open at www.questadventureseries.com

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