Stars are hoping to turn Hollywood green this weekend, with a record number of Irish Academy Award nominations.
Several members of the cast and crew from Irish-nominated films and their families flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, ahead of the 95th Oscars ceremony on Sunday.
Among those were Catherine Clinch from 'An Cailín Ciúin' - alongside her cast members Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael O’Sullivan and Kate Nic Chonaonaigh.
They spoke to Newstalk's Henry McKean, who will also be Stateside for the event.
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"I'm so excited to be heading to the Oscars," Catherine said.
"I'm so grateful, I'm really proud of Ireland - and I'm so happy that the Irish language has been given this opportunity and been nominated for an Oscar".
Carrie said as far as she is concerned, they've already won.
"I'm a bit wrecked because all the tiring stuff has been the lead up to this," she said.
"Now we get on a plane for 11 hours and we sleep - or we read, or we chat, or we imagine, we dream.
"Dream dreams of what may or may not happen.
"In a way it doesn't matter what happens - we've already won.
"The fact that a really small, Irish language film is going to the Oscars - who would have thought that that could ever happen?"
Producer Cleona Ní Chrualaoi said: "I'm just very excited now that we've got all the planning and the organisation done.
"There's a great atmosphere around; we've got all of our cast around [and] some of our crew.
"We've got family members here as well, and there's other family members belonging to other Irish nominees.
"So there's great excitement here at the airport," she added.
An Irish trade mission to the US, led by Minister Catherine Martin, is holding meetings with a number of major film studios.