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Five things we learned this week – October 4th 2013

1) The Kerry Film Festival is next week

Maureen O'Hara at the Kerry Film Festival

The 14th Kerry Film Festival will take place from the 8th to the 12th of October and the programme has lots in store for film fans. While the majority of the action takes place in Tralee there are screenings of some bigger American films in Listowel, Kenmare and Waterville. The festival also boasts The Maureen O’Hara award (she’s pictured above) for outstanding women in film with this years recipient being Consolata Boyle the costume designer. Check here for the full festival line up.

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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