Meet Maurice Galway

Why Dingle, Why Film
and Why Walking? 

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About Maurice Galway

Film & Walking Expert

An experienced walker and hillwalker with over 15 years of walking experience in Ireland, Italy and Spain, I also have over 20 years experience in the Film and Animation Festival circuit. During my time with Festivals in Kerry, I have invited and welcomed actors, filmmakers, animators and other industry experts to Kerry, sharing the stunning Dingle Peninsula with them.

Amongst them: Laura Dern, Maureen O’Hara, Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Frears, Aidan Gillen, Sir Alan Parker, Jim Sheridan, Jean Jacques Beineix, Andrew Loog Oldman (Manager of The Rolling Stones ‘63-67) and Gregory Peck’s Family. When I brought the infamous Beatles Anthology Director, Geoff Wonfor here, he was so captivated he made a feature film ‘We’ll Always Have Dingle’. 

Film Festival

I have spent my career building and running Festivals for Film and Animation; I have welcomed guests from all over the world, bringing them here to Dingle and to Kerry. I have made films myself and my own feature film ‘Yellow Man Grey Man’ has been broadcast internationally on Sky Arts and nationally on RTÉ Television. My films have exhibited internationally in London, New York and China. 

Having established and run the Kerry Film Festival, I then went on to establish the Dingle International Film Festival which ran from 2007-2019. Gregory Peck often visited Dingle with his family; his grandmother hailing from Minard. I had the pleasure of welcoming the Peck family to Dingle many times and, together with the Pecks we developed the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in the Art of Film. 

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