If you happened to walk down the street in Boyle yesterday, Tuesday September 25 you could have been very confused.
Not only were you most likely to run into well known actors from Ireland or England strolling the streets, but you could also have been stopped in your tracks to allow the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade to pass by!
Filming for Moone Boy continues this week after successful shooting around Boyle town and in Lough Key Forest Park last week.
While the most of us are looking forward to this Friday night’s instalment of Moone Boy and still giggling over the previous episodes, filming for series two is well underway and the cast and crew will wave goodbye to Boyle this Friday evening, September 28..
White signs with red MB letters have been dotted around Boyle over recent days pointing towards filming of Moone Boy and up on 12 of the signs have been removed by “souvenir hunters” according to Sean O’Dowd, Chris O’Dowd’s father. “The signs were erected to direct production team trucks and actors to filming locations. They will be removed by the crew after filming is complete at any location,” he said on realboyle.com
All members of the public who wished to take part in the 1990s St Patrick’s Day Prade were allowed to join in if they were wearing appropriate attire at yesterday’s scheduled shooting. Boyle Marching Band regrouped for the occasion, the town’s shops and business and residents got in the spirit and decorated their buildings with bunting and flags for the fake event which also included locally made floats. The event was expected to go ahead yesterday afternoon despite bad weather warnings.
But all the fun has not been contained in Boyle, a spill over of actors and crew have been enjoying the delights of Carrick-on-Shannon. Many of the cast and crew were reported to be staying in the town’s hotels and B&Bs and there were a few spottings of the likes of Johnny Vegas checking out local establishments!
The second series also introduces ‘Island Joe’ played by hilarious comedian Pat Shortt. Some other snippets of info from the second series indicates that David Rawle, our Carrigallen star and Chris O’Dowd take to the water on a home made craft and there may be a few mentions of Ireland’s run in Italia 90!
Last week The British film Classification Board gave Moone Boy Series One DVD a certificate 15.