Written by Irish writer/director Peter Foott, the film has made a smooth transition from the big to the small screen. The characters and the tone and the Cork charm are just as clear in the TV show as in the film.
The two lovable offenders, Jock and Conor, who are supposed to be attending school, spend most of their time carrying out petty crime.
The rest of the cast including, the garda sergeant, Conor’s mum, the school principal, all add to the fun and to some moving exchanges between the characters.
The BBC have already commissioned a second series.
Click this link to follow a great interview with the director and the cast.
ACET student Andrea Sebé Fernández gives an account of St. Patrick’s festivities that took place recently in the city.
“On 17th March came the long awaited day for everyone. In the morning everybody was in the parade, in Saint Patrick Street. The streets were packed with thousands of people all so excited. Families, locals and tourists like us all together to celebrate a massive cultural event.
There was music, many people with green customs and lots of good feelings.When the parade was over people some people decided to return home, and then others went to the pubs to listen live Irish music. It is a very busy evening in the city, maybe the busiest night of the whole year. If you wanted you could eat something in the many posts that had restaurants on the street to sell food”.
“It was a unique experience and I’m very happy to have been able to live this day in Ireland”.
ACET students performed a production of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas in Cork …like’ in the school on Thursday, December 3rd. The enthusiastic group of students had been rehearsing and preparing the production for a number of weeks in the lead up to the Christmas season. The mini drama was a modern take of the Nativity, but with a prominent Cork twist.
The cast and crew included Marco Maffei, Tatiana Wilmer Diestro, Victor Carpio, Danilo Carvalho Vital, Evandro De Limo, Itamara Diniz, Robson Oliveira, Tiago Cordero Rafael, Najara Rocha Cruz, Sandra Volger, Luis Montojo Morey and Pere Nolla. We were also delighted to have baby Rory feature in the play as the baby Jesus.
The group were subsequently awarded the ACET Student of the Month Award for December on account of their dedication to the project. This is the first time that the award had presented to a group.