Jacinta Sheerin in 'Sweet About Me' at Friars' Gate, Kilmallock on Friday, March 15.

On this Friday, March 8 at 8pm at Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock the Richard Harris International Film Festival present Women In Film – celebrating the achievements of women in film on International Women’s Day with a series of eight films.

The films are: ‘Taking Stock’ directed by Siobháin McMahon; ‘Fast & Faster’ directed by Beta Bajgart; ‘Sasha Of The Sea’ directed by Sammy Nutt; ‘Oiche Nollaig na mBan’ directed by Oonagh Kearney; ‘Hold The Line’ directed by Karen Killeen & Laura O’Shea; ‘Reel Women See’ directed by Amanda Tapping; ‘Go Home’ directed by Shane Robinson and ‘Entrance No Exit’ directed by Jo Southwell. 

Tickets for this event €7.


On Friday, March 15 at 8pm, Friars’ Gate hosts ‘Sweet about Me’ – a new solo show, written and performed by Jacinta Sheerin. 

Set in a treatment centre and based on the lives of five characters, ‘Sweet About Me’ explores alcohol, heroin and cocaine addiction through the eyes of the central character, 18 year old Bernadette Fagan who has an eating disorder, a controlling mother and a body image to die for. 

But food issues seem so trivial in comparison to the people with real problems like shooting heroin? Or does it? 

‘Sweet About Me’ looks at how society views and ranks addiction. It aims to dispel myths and open our hearts to the toughest characters that we might judge in an every-day encounter. 

Tickets €15/€12, info – 063-98727 / www.friarsgate.ie