‘Katie’ Director at Garter Lane

Declan O’Rourke back in the city for Saturday gig

Ross Whitaker’s eagerly anticipated documentary about Olympic and World Boxing champion, ‘Katie’ will be screened at Garter Lane Arts Centre tonight (Tuesday, November 27th) and will be followed by a special Question & Answer session with Ross afterwards.’Katie’, which picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil that threatened to derail her boxing career.
With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.

Declan O' Rourke plays Garter Lane this Saturday night Dec 1st

Declan O' Rourke plays Garter Lane this Saturday night Dec 1st


“I’m so happy to be bringing Katie to Irish audiences and to give viewers the opportunity to learn more about Katie, who most Irish people love but few people feel they really know,” said Ross Whitaker.
“It was a privilege to have access to this sporting icon and to discover so much about her in the process of making the film. It’s crazy to think that women’s boxing actually wasn’t allowed in Ireland when she started in the sport as a young girl. Katie has been breaking boundaries all her life and it’s a very powerful and timely story.”

‘Katie’ is produced by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan (’When Ali Came To Ireland’) for True Films and Venom with Andrew Freedman (His & Hers, Mom and Me) as Executive Producer with funding from Screen IrelandFís Éireann/Screen Ireland. Tickets are €9 and available from www.garterlane.ie or from the Box Office.
Meanwhile, Declan O’Rourke returns to Garter Lane this Saturday evening, December 1st for a very special pre-Christmas gig. Declan’s current album, ‘Chronicles of The Great Irish Famine’ was 15 years in the making and combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history.

Declan was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene but soon found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes and Damian Rice. In 2004 he released his debut album, “Since Kyabram”, and such was it’s critical and commercial success in Ireland, that it opened the doors for him internationally, earning him plaudits from the likes of Snow Patrol, Kate Rusby and DJs Jonathan Ross and Edith Bowman, each of whom were rapturous in their praise of Declan’s deep-honey voice and brilliant song writing abilities. His follow-up album in 2007, “Big Bad Beautiful World”, easily consolidated his appeal in Ireland and with his growing list of well-connected champions. O’Rourke released “Mag Pai Zai”, his third album, in 2011 and it managed to top the success of Declan’s first two albums, holding its own in Ireland’s Top 10 Album chart for four consecutive weeks.

Tickets for Declan O’Rourke are priced €25 and are available from www.garterlane.ie or from the Box Office on 051-855038

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