TV stardom awaits!

The sun shone on Stranorlar for the last few days for what proved to be some very exciting filming for the local Mc Menamin family.

Following a national search some months ago Dylan, Kate and Emily children of Damien and Daireen, were selected to star in a new TV Series for RTE.

A very rigorous audition process took place over a month including multiple auditions such as a half-hour long skype interview with the children who are clients of The Karen Gorman Academy of Speech and Drama & Casting Agency.

Indeed Sky the dog was also auditioned!

Karen Gorman and the McMenamin Family

Karen said “I knew instantly that the Mc Menamin family were the ideal candidates. They excel in every possible way and achieve incredible results always.

“They are the kindest, most modest children with a most admirable work ethic, what a winning combination! This is no surprise to anyone who knows their adoring parents and grandparents.

“We were informed that we had the highest number of children shortlisted from any agency nationally. I am so delighted with this.”

This was a massive project and Dylan, Kate & Emily excelled from the outset even with 6.30am starts.

A crew of 20 professionals travelled to Donegal to film where they were spoiled with kindness and hospitality!

Karen added “We are overjoyed that we are the only county beyond Dublin and Galway to be represented in the new TV series. The very kind Katie Herron of the Donegal ladies made a surprise visit to Kate yesterday on the grounds of Mc Cumhaills, Stranorlar. We cannot reveal the exact details yet but the launch will take place during October this year.”