Award-Winning Film Featuring Enniscoe House Set to Premiere in Dublin and Ballina - Visit North Mayo

An Pointe Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of the acclaimed Irish film, ‘Prospect House.’ Shot against the picturesque backdrop of North Mayo and directed by the renowned Paul Mercier, this cinematic experience will captivate audiences as it premieres in Dublin on April 25th and in Ballina on April 26th, followed by a one-week cinema release. Set at the historic Enniscoe House, nestled on the shores of Lough Conn in Crossmolina, with a breathtaking view of Nephin mountain, the film has already earned accolades, including the prestigious Best New Irish Feature award at the Cork Film Festival.

The stunning Enniscoe House was the setting for new film ‘Prospect House’ 📸 by Mayo North Tourism

Unveiling the Cast and Themes of “Prospect House

In ‘Prospect House,’ Mercier’s script intricately weaves the narrative of passionate protesters determined to revive an 18th-century house, fiercely defending it from demolition. This satirical masterpiece skilfully navigates the blurred boundaries between reality and re-enactment, fuelled by rebellious energy and accompanied by a pulsating score by Mel Mercier. The film boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Barry Ward, Dara Devaney, Cira Ivie, and Paul Reid, alongside brilliant local Mayo-based actors such as Keith Martin from Westport and Liam Alex Heffron from Ballina and Aidan Browne from Lahardane.

📸 Prospect House by An Pointe Productions

Enhancing Mayo’s Appeal as a Filming Destination

“Movies like ‘Prospect House’ play a vital role in boosting tourism and showcasing Mayo’s appeal as a top filming destination,” stated Mairead Melody-Carr, Mayo North Tourism Manager. She continued, “They spotlight our diverse landscapes and rich heritage, attracting visitors from near and far while also providing a significant boost to our local economy.”

In recent years, Mayo has experienced a surge in film productions, including notable projects like ‘A Cry from the Sea,’ which features star-studded lineups exploring the beauty of Belmullet including Bradley Cooper and Aidan Quinn. Films such as ‘Wild Mountain Thyme,’ ‘Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘My Sailor, My Love,’ and the recently released ‘Irish Wish,’ starring Lindsay Lohan, have further established the region’s presence on the global stage.

DJ Kellett of Enniscoe House shared his pride in hosting “Prospect House.” “It’s an honour to have Enniscoe House featured in ‘Prospect House,'” he said. “With my family’s long history here, spanning 13 generations, it’s especially meaningful. This collaboration not only highlights our estate’s historical significance but also its cultural relevance in film. We’re thrilled to be part of this cinematic journey.”

Premiere Details for ‘Prospect House’ Screening

📸 Prospect House by An Pointe Productions

Featuring a stellar cast and the creative talents of director Paul Mercier and producer Anne Gately, ‘Prospect House’ promises an unforgettable cinematic experience. The premiere is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th, at 8:00 pm at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin, followed by a screening at IMC Cinema in Ballina on Friday, April 26th, at 8:00 pm. The film will run in both cinemas for one week starting from these dates.

Secure your tickets for the Ballina premiere here.

The Enniscoe Estate has been in the Kellett family since the 1650’s and the house dates from the 1790’s.📸 by Mayo North Tourism

Discover more about Enniscoe House

Take a moment to truly discover the magic of Enniscoe House in a recent video by Mayo North Tourism.

If you are in the area for an extended period why not check out our recommendations of this to do in the Crossmolina and North Mayo region.


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