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Stunning new video shows breath-taking BMX stunts around Kilkenny

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Kilkenny as you've never seen it before - from the spokes of a flying BMX!

Local film maker Paul Mahon has shot a stunning short movie of Kilkenny in all it's summer glory and showcased the breathtaking BMX talents of his friend Donnacha Carroll.

In a video shared on Youtube in recent days Paul and Donnacha take a tour around some of the most recognisable sights in Kilkenny City and Thomastown and use the local streetscapes to show off some amazing tricks.

Paul, who lives in Thomastown, wanted to showcase both the iconic places in Kilkenny and his Dublin-based friend's talents.

Kilkenny Courthouse, The Parade, and of course Kilkenny Castle all make an appearance as the backdrop to Donnacha's gravity-defying stunts. Not only are his bike skills impressive but in the heat-wave sunshine the video is a wonderful advert to people to come to the city!

The movie maker said people who saw them in action were curious and they had no complaints, but both are well experienced in their roles and are always conscious of safety.

Paul is a multidisciplinary filmmaker and visual artist who gets involved in directing, producing, editing, motion graphics, music composition and photography to create fully formed pieces for personal and client projects through his Geppetto Studio in Thomastown.

His film work and visual arts have been screened at a variety of film and arts festivals all over ireland as well as reaching cities such as London, Paris, Sydney and New York as well as an award at the Canadian International Film Festival for his debut short 'Eric'.

Music plays quite a large role in Paul’s work, from fronting the Geppetto Band and producing the latest EP, Paul has also been linked visually to international acts such as Linkin Park and Rodrigo y Gabriela as well as Irish talents, RSAG, Jerry Fish and Bantum.