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Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint

‘Dog Pound’ has the Father Ted actor relate a real aul’ shaggy dog tale.

A MAN WALKS into a bar. So far, so familiar.

The relationship between the pub regular and the ever-attentive barman is beautifully captured in this short film starring Father Ted actor Frank Kelly.

Written by a former Hennessy New Irish Writer, Madeleine D’Arcy, this short was shown at the Hennessy Literary Awards last night, short story crossing form into this little gem of a film.

It’s the way he tells ‘em.

Source: Madeleine D'Arcy/YouTube

The short was directed by Tara Quirke and produced by Audrey Brennan.

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The Hennessy Literary Awards saw another batch of talented Irish writers lauded for their work. Brendan McLoughlin was named Hennessy New Irish Writer 2014 for short stories, Last Breath. Sean Kenny won Emerging Fiction for Is This Australia? and David Cameron won Emerging Poetry for Night Singing and B&B.

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