World premiere of new movie made in Mayo

The world premiere of their eagerly awaited new movie The Banshees of Inisherin has taken place at the Venice International Film Festival.

Largely filmed on Achill Island, the movie got a wonderful reception with a standing ovation extended to stars Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrelll and Kerry Condon as well as writer and director Martin McDonagh.

Set in 1923, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.

It will be screened at local cinemas within the coming weeks.