Nenagh film maker Tom Ryan was congratulated by Nenagh Town Council for his debut feature film, Trampoline, which had its premiere in the town last week.
Cllr Virginia O’Dowd said the film showcased Nenagh as a “fantastic town” through the cinematography of Cian Moynan, son of David and Jay Moynan.
She particularly praised Cian’s use of panoramic shots from the top of Nenagh Castle.
“I also want to congratulate Nenagh Ormond Cineplex owner Edward Gleeson for suggesting screening the film in Nenagh and for giving a love of the movies to Tom,” she said, pointing out that Tom Ryan had worked as an usher in the cinema from the age of 16.
She also praised all the local actors from the Nenagh Players who have major parts in the production, Margaret Walshe, Stuart Andrew, Tadgh Reddy Hogan, Kevin Whelan and Paddy Rohan.
“Many of the faces in Trampoline will be familiar to us all,” she said. “Well done to everybody connected with it.”
Cllr O’Dowd also mentioned Kevin Minogue, son of Eileen and Donncha Minogue, Moanfin, Kilruane, who edited the film.
She urged that the council include Tom Ryan on its list of nominations for a civic reception before the counil is abolished in May.
Cllr O’Dowd was backed by Cllr Tommy Moylan.
Meanwhle, Cllr Moylan and Cllr O’Dowd backed a call from Cllr Lalor McGee for a civic reception for Briton Ferry Rugby Club, who have been coming to Nenagh every second year since 1979.
Cllr O’Dowd said she had met the club members when she was mayor and it was obvious they had a love for Nenagh.
Town manager Marcus O’Connor suggested councillors draw up a list of nominees for civic receptions so that it can be discussed at the next meeting.