Dingle is a town in County Kerry in the south west of Ireland, famous for Fungie the dolphin and ‘Ryan’s Daughter’; Cannes is a well-known haunt of the rich and famous on the Côte d’Azur. Dingle has a population in the region of 1,500 and, in the best Irish tradition, 52 pubs, roughly 1 pub for every 30 people, something Cannes would struggle to equal or better. Both are coastal towns with spectacular views. And both boast their own annual film festivals.
The Dingle Film Festival, now approaching its sixth anniversary, is the brainchild of one Maurice Galway, its current CEO and Artistic Director. FR2DAY was lucky enough to catch up with Maurice at the recent Cannes Film Festival.