Watch: Cork's Derry Girls star in new Tourism Ireland short film 

Watch: Cork's Derry Girls star in new Tourism Ireland short film 
Siobhán McSweeney in Derry Girls.

CORK actress Siobhán McSweeney, best known for her role as Sister Michael in the hit television show Derry Girls, features in a new video series created by Tourism Ireland.

In collaboration with the Abbey Theatre the new Dear Ireland project brings together the voices of 50 writers and 50 actors in a collection of 'theatrical postcards' from Ireland.

The third and final film in the series features Aherla native, Siobhán McSweeney, who shares insights into a piece she performed, called Katty Barry's, written by Karen Cogan. 

She also speaks about her love for Ireland and, in particular, the Beara Peninsula. 

The film features spectacular scenery and some of Cork’s top attractions like Blarney Castle, St Anne’s Church in Shandon, the Beara Peninsula, Eyeries village and Dursey Island.

In the film, Siobhán McSweeney praises the Beara Peninsula, saying: 

"The Peninsula Beara in West Cork is the most beautiful place on earth. 

"The copper mines down there, the beaches, the surfing, the landscape, the food, my God the food. 

"It is a very special, magical place. Ireland inspires me because there's no place in the world like it."

Derry Girls

In collaboration with the Abbey Theatre the new Dear Ireland project brings together the voices of 50 writers and 50 actors in a collection of 'theatrical postcards' from Ireland.

Previous videos feature the likes of Nicola Coughlan, a fellow Derry Girls actress, as well as author, activist and teacher, Sinéad Burke.

The third and final film in the series features Aherla native, Siobhán McSweeney, who shares insights into a piece she performed, called Katty Barry's, written by Karen Cogan. 

She also speaks about her love for Ireland and, in particular, the Beara Peninsula. 

The film features spectacular scenery and some of Cork’s top attractions like Blarney Castle, St Anne’s Church in Shandon, the Beara Peninsula, Eyeries village and Dursey Island.

In the film, Siobhán McSweeney praises the Beara Peninsula, saying: 

"The Peninsula Beara in West Cork is the most beautiful place on earth. 

"The copper mines down there, the beaches, the surfing, the landscape, the food, my God the food. 

"It is a very special, magical place. Ireland inspires me because there's no place in the world like it."

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said Tourism Ireland was delighted to work with the Abbey Theatre and Siobhán McSweeney to create the short film. 

"It allows us to keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore and to showcase our authentic home-grown talent around the world," he said. 

"While we may not be able to travel just now, this film will inspire people for their future visit – reminding viewers, including our 'culturally curious' audience, of our wonderful theatre culture, our stunning scenery and the sense of pride that makes Ireland such a special place to visit."

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