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Three billboards placed in Connemara to honour Irish film director Martin McDonagh

The half-Irish writer has won praise for his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh has been honoured with three billboards in his father’s native Connemara.

The writer, who was born to Irish parents but grew up in London, has won praise this year for his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The film has scooped plenty of awards this season, and most recently nabbed five BAFTA awards over the weekend.

The billboards have been erected along the roadside outside Leitir Mellain.

The billboards read ‘Réalt Mór Hollywood’ (Big Star of Hollywood), ‘Réalt Mór Leitir Mealláin’ (Big Star of Leitir Mellain) and ‘Comhghairdeas Martin McDonagh'(Congratulations Martin McDonagh).

Local man John Bhaba Jeaic O’Conghaile told RTE that Martin’s parents had told him about the gesture, and that he was delighted by it.

Martin’s movie is also nominated for seven Oscars, which is set to take place on March 4 in Hollywood.

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