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An Oscar nominated animated movie which is due for release in Cinemas this week took its inspiration from Kerry.

Song of the Sea

The idea for Song of the Sea came about after its writer and directer Tomm Moore and his family holidayed in Dingle.

They unfortunately witnessed dead seals which had been killed in a cull.

The lady whom they rented their holiday cottage from said in times past the seals would not have been killed as years ago seals were seen as mystical creatures that could contain the souls of people lost at sea.

Paul Young is a producer with Kilkenny based Cartoon Saloon: