Actor Seamus O’Rourke, perhaps in collaboration with Longford Tourism, released a video which would “prove that Longford is not the most miserable place in Ireland.”
Wrapped up in his rain coat, playing the role of “Mossy Flynn,” O’Rourke tells a story, which he clearly finds hilarious, in the hope of proving that the over-looked county of Longford is a bit of craic.
It was posted on Facebook with the description “Longford Tourism is Back!” and, while Longford Tourism doesn't mention the clip in their Twitter account or on their website, the video was certainly made in the right spirit.
The video, posted to O’Rourke’s Facebook page on Saturday, has already racked up over 160,000 views.
O’Rourke certainly plays the part of the 'Irish county male' well. O'Rourke has just finished touring with his very entertaining and emotive one-man show called “Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking” by John McManus which explores the journey of growing up in a small Irish town.
He’s now touring with another of McManus’s plays, “Danger Money,” a beautiful close-up of rural Irish life, which will be on the road until October.
On the production’s website the actor’s described thusly: “Seamus O’Rourke continues his crusade of bringing rural Irish stories and characters to the audiences of Ireland.”
Mission accomplished, we think, Seamus!
Here’s another video from Seamus O’Rourke: