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24th Feb 2023

Barry Keoghan set to be honoured by Dublin City Council

Rory Fleming


The good news keeps coming for the Irish actor.

Fresh off the back of winning his first-ever BAFTA award, Dublin-born actor Barry Keoghan is set to be honoured by Dublin City Council.

It has been quite the start to 2023 for the 30-year-old star, having just yesterday been announced as the lead for Chris Andrews’ debut feature Bring Them Down.

(Via Screen Ireland)

With an Oscars ceremony to look forward to next month too, Keoghan is the man of the moment given his aforementioned scooping of Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTA’s last weekend.

Following the news of his latest acting accolade, two independent city councillors put forward the motion to mark what has been a historic number of months for Keoghan.

The motion itself was submitted by former Lord Mayors of Dublin, Christy Burke and Niall Ring, who said that Keoghan’s BAFTA win for his role as Dominic Kearney in The Banshees of Inisherin would “inspire young people of the inner city, to see someone like themselves succeed”.

Keoghan with co-stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

The former Love/Hate star, who grew up in the Summerhill area of Dublin’s North Inner City, has always been outspoken in his pride for his local area.

Upon returning to the press room backstage following his BAFTA win, Keoghan remarked “up the flats”, in homage to the neighbourhood in which he grew up.

Following a report by state broadcaster RTÉ which visited Keoghan’s old school in the aftermath of his victory, the Marvel actor stated his desire to return to O’Connell Secondary School to visit old teachers and meet current pupils.

Keoghan reacted to the report by tweeting “This is beautiful. THANK YOU lads for getting on national tv and saying those lovely things. I will drop in as soon as I am back to have a big aul chat Mr. Flood and @coolyer il drop over to the primary too”.

Attention will now turn to the glamour of the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on March 12, as Keoghan seeks to secure another career milestone in claiming the award for Best Supporting Actor.

If the Summerhill-raised actor is successful, the feat will be the latest achieved by Keoghan which can inspire the next generation of young acting talent from Dublin’s Inner City.

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