Once in a while a movie comes along that is just, well special. A movie that critics the world over give the best reviews possible. Once in a lifetime that movie is set and made in Ireland. Enniscorthy to be exact. No sets built on some back lot in Hollywood. No, the streets of Enniscorthy is all this movie needed! Brooklyn is a film that appeals to all audiences and tugs and plays with your emotions.
A movie that since its release in November ’15 has already won international acclaim. Brooklyn is a superb adaptation by Nick Hornby of local author Colm Tóibín’s award winning book set in Enniscorthy and New York in the early 50s. It tells the story of an Irish girl making her way to New York after being lured into the American dream. But you don’t have to travel to Hollywood to see the set of Brooklyn because it was filmed right here in Enniscorthy. This is what makes the film all the more unique. It was filmed on the streets and in the places that are mentioned in the book! “Nick Hornby adapts Colm Tóibín’s lovely novel of an Irish immigrant finding love in New York, and the result will send shivers down your spine, says Tim Robey of The Telegraph.
On the Brooklyn Movie Bus Tour it will be possible to visit the actual streets and places you read about in the book and that enthralled you when you watched the movie. John St, Court St, The Folly, Mrs Kelly’s shop, The Athenaeum and St Aidan’s Cathedral.
We will visit the beautiful Curracloe Beach no stranger itself to movie making. This beautiful pristine beach was the set for the film Saving Private Ryan!
On the Brooklyn Movie Bus Tour you will be transported back to an earlier time in history which is still very much alive on the streets of Enniscorthy town.
For more information on the Brooklyn Moview Bus Tour contact http://www.visitwexford.ie/locations/brooklyn-movie-bus-tour