Young Offenders finale gets English Market red carpet screening

Young Offenders finale gets English Market red carpet screening
A scene from the Young Offenders shot in the English Market.

THE final episode of The Young Offenders is being screened in the English Market tonight, with 600 spectators and 200 of the cast and crew.

Among the excited audience, there will be a fine atmosphere with popcorn for the kids and three bars for thirsty adults as well as snacks and nibbles being sold at some of the stalls.

Speaking to Hilary Rose, who plays Conor’s mother Mairead, the Evening Echo learned a few things about the final episode and what people can expect tonight and when it comes on our TV screens next Thursday.

“It is a bit of a tearjerker, but it has humour as well,” Hilary said.

“It ends on a cliffhanger, but I can’t tell you what it is!”

Picture Shows: Mairead MacSweeney (HILARY ROSE) in a scene from the Young Offenders
Picture Shows: Mairead MacSweeney (HILARY ROSE) in a scene from the Young Offenders

Talking about the reaction to the series, Hilary said the public has been very positive about the series.

“The reaction has been amazing, we really enjoyed the process of making the series but then there is always something different about the public reaction and we couldn’t have asked for a better one to be perfectly honest.

“It was just amazing, it has been really brilliant and the people of Cork have supported us greatly so we are just thrilled.”

Looking ahead to the future, Hilary said she was excited about season two although she did say she would be taking a holiday first.

Young Offenders on the Shaky Bridge
Young Offenders on the Shaky Bridge

“It was commissioned before it even went to air so that is really unheard of. The BBC has been amazing to us.”

Discussing the big night in the English Market, Hilary said she thought it was going to be a very special event.

“I thought the idea to have a screening in the English Market was brilliant. A lot of our press has been done up in Dublin with RTÉ, so to be able to do something in Cork where it was made with a lot of the people who made it is just really special. The English Market suggested it and we are all really looking forward to it.

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