DUNDALK-born Hollywood film director John Moore has given a nice St Patrick’s week present to his home town.
The man from Cox’s and Point Road is one of our great emigrants who have contributed to The Gathering History, a project launched in the County Museum last week.
John has over $223m in box office figures for ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, and is on first name terms with Hollywood’s A-listers, last week he contributed a video interview to the The Gathering project explaining how much Dundalk means to him.
He paid tribute to his former teacher Tom Murphy and said it was Tom who inspired him to carve out a career as a film director.
“I met one of the first big influences of my life at the Redeemer school in Dundalk,” said John through a video at the launch of this project which has been created by Harry Lee and Jason McGee and the County Museum.
The video interview featuring John is now part of the www.gatheringhistory.com project.
The Gathering History Project will continue throughout this Gathering Year.
If you are from Louth, living abroad and would like to be a part of the project please firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Moore’s interview and others including Jim Corr’s can be viewed atwww.gatheringhistory.com.
Well done to Jason McGee and Harry Lee and curator Brian Walsh on producing a great history of the town, the first of its kind in the country.