A Date for Mad Mary was named best film at the Irish Film and Television Academy’s Film and Drama Awards this year. Mad Mary McArdle (Seána Kerslake) returns home to Drogheda, after a short spell in prison. Back home, everything and everyone seems to have changed since she’s been gone. Her best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey) is getting married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a “plus one” on the basis that she doesn’t have anyone, Mary is determined to prove her wrong. Mary meets the wedding photographer and musician Jess (Tara Lee). After a bumpy start, they strike up a friendship and Jess tries to find Mary a date. But somehow Mary finds herself with unexpected feelings for Jess.