Stories of the South East – Paul O Brien



Author - Paul O Brien
Writer/Director/Producer- Paul O’Brien

NAME :

Paul O’Brien

OCCUPATION :

Writer/Director/Producer

RIVER :

 

The one by Maudlintown

FAVOURITE QUOTE :

He was never left wondering.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO VISIT :

The very tip of Raven’ Point. When we were kids my father used to bring us there in his small fishing boat. It was almost like a private beach because it was so far away from where other beach goers could walk to. We’d fish as we motored, pull in and rake for cockles on the way, and then make our way to the beach, with a lunch packed and a disposable barbecue for the fish.

We didn’t need anything else.

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WHERE I COME FROM:

I come for a place in Wexford town, called Maudlintown, which is a little semi enclave in Wexford town, which has its own rules and way of being. My favourite thing about growing up there was it felt like a controlled explosion. There was a freedom in roaming the place and pushing our boundaries — but the parents were always close by to make sure things didn’t get too wild. The sea was on one side of us, and a huge collection of fields, hills and places to get up to no-good on the other side. It felt like it was just us on the planet sometimes, with no phones, no cars and no real interest in global events. We didn’t leave there much, and the world didn’t visit a whole lot either. After growing up in Maudlintown, I knew exactly who I wanted to be when I finally did leave as a teenager.

AND ANOTHER THING:

Is a great book. Well done, Eoin.