An Irishman Abroad

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen: Episode 301

June 22, 2019

How Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen brought the “Aisling” phenomenon to life is a story you’re going to love.

This week, Jarlath sat down with Emer and Sarah at a very exciting time as they prepare for Aisling her big screen debut.

Emer and Sarah explain the fascinating origins of the Aisling character (9:00), why they wanted to avoid the stereotypical depiction of the Irish Mammy (32:00) and how they had to learn the ropes of screenwriting for the release of the Aisling movie (4:00).

From becoming a voice for Irish women (11:00), reading bad reviews (42:00) to the concept of 'notions' (49:00), grappling with writing sex scenes for Aisling (Patreon Full Length Version Only) and much, much more, you're going to love this chat with two of the most inspiring characters in Irish literature.

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