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Pictured at Kilmallock Mart are film-maker Malcolm Willis of Icy Peaks Productions and dating tour organiser James Treacy from Scariff

Documentary to be made on Clareman’s Ukraine dating tour

AN EAST Clare man’s efforts to find long-term love for up to 30 single men, by leading a dating tour to Ukraine, are to be the subject of a new video documentary.
Scariff’s James Treacy, a professional photographer and pilgrimage organiser, made national news when he announced his plans last month.
The trip to Ukraine, slated for next year, will be documented in a film directed by Malcolm Willis of Icy Peaks Productions, based in County Kerry.
Some advance scenes for a trailer were shot at Kilmallock Mart last week, where Mr Treacy often works photographing livestock.
“The documentary is starting next Monday, we are only filming now but this is going to take a year to put it together,” Mr Treacy said.
“We are planning to go onto the Late Late Show on Valentine’s Day and we are applying for the Graham Norton Show.”
In June, Mr Treacy announced that he has teamed up with an American tour operator, A Foreign Affair, which runs so-called “singles introduction tours” to Eastern Europe, South America and Asia.
Mr Treacy said he has had significant interest from men from Clare and further afield in his Ukraine trip and has a draft itinerary for the proposed dating tour.
The schedule includes walking tours, social events and free time for dating.

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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