Film and TV

Want to Go to Ennis, Ireland? Audition for UK-Based Reality TV Show, Twin Towns.

By this time next week, a large group of Phoenicians will remember the city's semi-Irish heritage, and with any luck, a few will be given the chance to fly to the Emerald Isle for a week to check out their roots.


UK production company  Knickerbockerglory and the producers of docu-soap Pineapple Dance Studios are currently casting for a new reality series, Twin Towns, in which families from sister cities or "twin towns" swap lives for a week.

Phoenix's twin town: Ennis, Ireland.

The reality show will be broadcast on UK channel Sky Atlantic. Representatives from the production company say they're looking for "quirky" (read: reality television kind of "quirky")  families who are available between April 16 and June 31. 

The chosen local family will swap homes, jobs, schools, and food (pack a snack), for one week ... all while being filmed for the series.

Downtown Ennis, Ireland and Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Quick Background on Ennis: 
- Ennis is in county Clare on the River Fergus, just north of Limerick and south of Galway. 

- Average rainfall in Ennis: 48 inches. 

- Population of Ennis: 24,253

- Ennis is known as Ireland's music capital. So buckle up for a lot of this: 

- And just so you know before you go, the Irish town shares a celebrity claim to fame with Phoenix; the great grandfather of Muhammad Ali (who now lives in Scottsdale) is claimed to be from Ennis. This claim is, of course, is highly disputed by historians. 

Interested families are encouraged to email [email protected] for more information and requirements.  

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Claire Lawton
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