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Author Louise reveals what it means to be Irish in 2016

February 18th, 2016 10:06 PM

By Southern Star Team

Clonakilty author Louise O'Neill, who has contributed to a TV series on what it means to be Irish in 2016

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BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

CLONAKILTY writer Louise O’Neill has told a television production company what it means to be Irish – and now you can too.

Midas Productions and RTÉ2 are seeking a selection of Irish people between the ages of 15 and 34 to explain exactly what it means to be Irish, in a short video.

If you’re aged between 15 and 34 – they’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic with a chance for your video to feature in a prime-time RTE 2 documentary.

Louise O’Neill, author of the award-winning novel Asking For It, is one of a number of contributors who spoke with journalist Una Mullally about what being Irish means to her, her thoughts on Irish identity, and also what it is like to be a young person in Ireland in 2016.

So, if you want to join her you can share with the country your thoughts on being Irish and tell viewers what your nationality means to you.

Midas is not looking for professional productions, all you need to do is record yourself on your phone, digital camera or any other device.

Your video can be as short as 30 seconds or as long as four minutes – take as long as you need to get your message across.

Be as creative as you want in sharing your thoughts – perhaps you might pick a West Cork location that means something to you and your sense of your Irish identity, or you might do your entire video through the art of mime.

Just remember – if you’re using your phone, hold it sideways (‘landscape’).

Email or wetransfer your video to [email protected]

Or if you upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook, or any social media video sharing platform, you can simply share the link with Midas to the same email address.

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