Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Hopefully this weeks Blog will get you in the mood for watching Moone Boy on SKY1 HD which is set here in Boyle in 1990
Let's start off with the chart from this week in September 1990

Nightlife in Boyle 1990

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Moone Boy Special

This is our special blog dedicated to Moone Boy,Chris O Dowd's comedy drama set in and filmed on location in Boyle 
Co Roscommon.   We start off with our video of the world premier of Moone Boy which was screened here in Boyle on the eleventh of August.

We were blessed once again with good weather as SKY HD laid on a terrific evenings entertainment in the company of Chris and all the show's cast.

SKY TV Head of  comedy, Lucy Lumsden with the cast of Moone Boy

 Moone Boy is a semi-autobiographical six-parter, adapted from Chris’s 2010 comedy short for Sky’s Little Crackers, based on his experiences growing up in Boyle.
Filmed in Dublin, Co Wicklow, Co Roscommon and Chris’s own hometown of Boyle, Moone Boy follows the adventures of the youngest member of the Moone family.

The Moone Family

A small boy with a big imagination, 11-year-old Martin (David Rawle) is doing his best to survive life with his chaotic family – mum Debra (Deirdre O’Kane), dad Liam (Oscar nominee Peter McDonald) and his loudmouth older sisters Trisha (Aoife Duffin), Fidelma (Clare Monnelly) and Sinead (Sarah White). Luckily for him, he’s got a great friend to rely on for company, Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd).

However, Sean isn’t your normal childhood friend, which might have something to do with the fact that he's completely imaginary.
Together, Martin and Sean negotiate the various obstacles of the day-to-day life of an 11-year-old, whether they be his sisters’ unending pranks, school bullies or the pressures of being an altar boy.
Martin isn’t alone in having a pal that only he can see – his school friend Padriac (Ian O’Reilly) has his own made-up mate, ‘legendary wrestler’ Crunchy Danger Haystacks (Johnny Vegas).
Moone Boy also features an unforgettable appearance by British comedy legend Steve Coogan and a variety of animations from the Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) as Martin’s regular fantastical daydreams are brought to life through these magical doodles.

Sunday, 2 September 2012



The Royle Family a heartwarming yet genuinely funny
sitcom set in the lounge of a council house in Manchester
was to become a national treasure.
The show consisted mainly of the family watching TV, 
smoking cigarettes, and making cups of tea, 
while Dad broke wind and railed against society.
In the same way Del Boy and Rodney had been Cockney 
heroes of the Eighties, Dave, Denise and the rest were to become Northern champions of the new Millennium.


TOYS 1998

 After Tamagotchi the race was on to create an even more spectacular virtual pet.
Furby the talking gremlin that learned to speak  as it 'grew up' 
was the toddler's choice  for Christmas 1998.
Parents fought each other in the shops  as stocks ran low.

TV 1998

                         "Oh my god! They killed Kenny"

In 1998 the cult cartoon show was South Park created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. South Park follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.


CHART 1998

 "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
Prophetic words which took the Manic Street 
Preachers  to No1 in September 1998.

                                   No1 September 1998


FILM 1998

Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go 
to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary.The prom date never happened, because 
Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later 
he realizes he is  still in love with Mary, so he hires a 
private investigator to track her down. 
That investigator discovers he too may  be in love with 
Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep 
him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back 
into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another.