Local Heroes: A Town Fights Back – Drogheda


A few months back I edited a short piece about Drogheda and how it has been so poorly effected by the harsh economic times we live in. The film was put together as part of the ongoing “Local Heroes” series on RTE which premiered last week. In the first episode of the show, the organisers of the project gathered the townsfolk together for a meeting chaired by Pat Kenny to discuss what could be done to boost Drogheda and as part of that meeting they showed the film I cut which you can watch below

The film got a cracking reception on the night and the people of Drogheda found the whole thing quite moving, as, it has to be said, did I when I watched it within the context of the final tv show. Its rare that you get the chance to see how the work you’ve done effects people, especially those people who were in the film itself.
You can watch the first episode of the series here. The show was directed by Darragh Bryne, produced by Jean Devlin from Animo television and edited by Stephen Murphy. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.

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