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18 March 2007 (Ireland) See more »
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Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 69)
Owen McDonnell ... Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (13 episodes, 2007-2010)
David Herlihy ... Garda Finbarr Colvin (13 episodes, 2007-2010)
Ruth McCabe ... Eithne Driscoll (13 episodes, 2007-2010)

Brian Gleeson ... Cathal (7 episodes, 2007-2009)

Sean McGinley ... Dennis Costello / ... (6 episodes, 2010)

Matthew McNulty ... Brian Doyle (6 episodes, 2010)

Simone Lahbib ... Gemma Burge (6 episodes, 2010)
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Series Directed by
Anthony Byrne (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Thaddeus O'Sullivan (4 episodes, 2010)
Colm McCarthy (2 episodes, 2007)
Charlie McCarthy (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Barry Simner (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Rob Pursey (6 episodes, 2010)
Clive Bradley (2 episodes, 2010)
Colin Teevan (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Andrew Lowe .... executive producer: Element Films (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Rob Pursey .... executive producer: Touchpaper Television / executive producer: Touchpaper (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Clare Alan .... producer (9 episodes, 2008-2010)
Des Martin .... line producer (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jane Gogan .... executive producer: RTÉ / executive producer: RTE (6 episodes, 2010)
Laura Mackie .... executive producer: ITV (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Niall Byrne (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Darran Tiernan (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Helen Chapman (5 episodes, 2007-2010)
Dermot Diskin (4 episodes, 2010)
Isobel Stephenson (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Maureen Hughes (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Derek Wallace (6 episodes, 2010)
Anna Rackard (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Higgins (6 episodes, 2010)
Melanie Downes (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Aisling Byrne (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Martina McCarthy .... key hair stylist / chief hair designer (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
Denise Watson .... chief makeup artist (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Catherine Argue .... assistant hair stylist (6 episodes, 2010)
Siona Dolan .... assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Sharon Doyle .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Sevlene Roddy .... assistant hair stylist (2 episodes, 2009)

Verónica Almendros .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Bernie Nic Giolla Bhríghde .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Noel Sutton .... chief hairdresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tim Morris .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peter Tighe .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandra Corbally .... third assistant director (9 episodes, 2008-2010)
Peter Agnew .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2008-2010)
Eimear Kelly .... trainee assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Anne Warter .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Noel Corbally .... trainee assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Sarah-Jane Fortune .... trainee assistant director / third assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)
Daire Glynn .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Daisy Cummins .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Cathy Hegarty .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Colm O'Callaghan .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Tony Aherne .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Eamonn Norris .... Additional third assistant director / additional third assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Lauren Teeling .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)

Martina Carey .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jill Dempsey .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Conor Gibbons .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Cathriona Glynn .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Marion Picard .... art department buyer / prop buyer (8 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dave Cowley .... stand-by stagehand (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dave Hill .... props runaround (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Colm Bassett .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Alan Donnelly .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Alan Finglas .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Christine Fitzgerald .... stand-by art department (6 episodes, 2010)
Eric Fleming .... stand-by carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Shane Hanton .... stand-by art department (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Hedges Jr. .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Hedges .... property master (6 episodes, 2010)
Martin Hunter .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Eamonn Kelly .... stand-by rigger (6 episodes, 2010)
Jason Kelly .... stagehand (6 episodes, 2010)
John Lamon .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Lyons .... painter (6 episodes, 2010)
Niall McDonnell .... assistant stand-by props (6 episodes, 2010)
Nenazoma McNamee .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2010)
Gary O'Donnell .... stand-by painter (6 episodes, 2010)
Bobby Richardson .... master painter (6 episodes, 2010)
Christian Tobin .... standby props (6 episodes, 2010)
Dave Wallace .... chargehand (6 episodes, 2010)
Dave Whelan .... supervising carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Boulton .... dressing props trainee (5 episodes, 2010)
Ronan Kennedy .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Claire McGuinness .... art department trainee (2 episodes, 2007)
Single Handed .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Arkins .... stagehand (2 episodes, 2009)
Darren Carney .... stand-by painter (2 episodes, 2009)
Dave Flanagan .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2009)
Joe Gaynor .... master painter (2 episodes, 2009)
Neville Gaynor .... stand-by painter (2 episodes, 2009)
Alan Harvey .... chargehand (2 episodes, 2009)
Keavy Lalor .... art department buyer (2 episodes, 2009)
Gerard Lanigan .... property master (2 episodes, 2009)
Nicky MacManus .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2009)
Adrienne McGrane .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2009)
Ciara McKenna .... assistant stand-by props (2 episodes, 2009)
Eleonora McNamara .... stand-by assistant art director (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark O'Callaghan .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
Pat Tighe .... supervising carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
James McGuire .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2010)

Greg Demery .... stand-by carpenter (unknown episodes)
Jules Harris .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Judith Hynes .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Paul Keogh .... supervising carpenter (unknown episodes)
Anna Kirwan .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Nuala McKernan .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Eamonn O'Higgins .... property master (unknown episodes)
Edward Richardson .... master painter (unknown episodes)
Gerard 'Gripp' Richardson .... stand-by painter (unknown episodes)
Orfhlaith Stafford .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Weaver .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... supervising sound editor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Fiachra O'Hanlon .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Garret Farrell .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Michelle Fingleton .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Derek Hehir .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2010)
Jean McGrath .... foley mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Jonny Waite .... second boom (6 episodes, 2010)
Michelle Cunniffe .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Andrea King .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Moss .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2009)
Padraig O'Mainin .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2009)

Mark Barry .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
John Fitzgerald .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Brendan Geaney .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Paddy Hanlon .... sound trainee (unknown episodes)
Michael Lemass .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Tommy Roe .... sound trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Aled Rhys Jones .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2010)
Michael McCarthy .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2010)
John O'Riordan .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Gary Robinson .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2008-2009)

Peter Dillon .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Philip McKeon .... first assistant camera (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
Adam Tsan .... assistant grip / grip (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alan Butler .... second unit photography / focus puller / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
John-Martin O'Flaherty .... gaffer / grip (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Tsan .... key grip (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Conor Crowley .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2010)
David Doherty .... loader/digital downloader (6 episodes, 2010)
Padraic Faherty .... electrician / generator operator (6 episodes, 2010)
David Grennan .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010)
Micheal O'Mogáin .... best boy (6 episodes, 2010)
Carol Tormey .... trainee camera (6 episodes, 2010)
Amy Breen .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Conroy .... camera operator / director of photography: aerial photography (2 episodes, 2008)
Anthony Meade .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Julian Pugh Cook .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Doyle .... best boy (2 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Drum .... photographer: underwater (2 episodes, 2009)
Brian Dungan .... technician: video (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon Farrelly .... stand-by rigger (2 episodes, 2009)
Martin Holland .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2009)
Noel Holland .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)
David O'Connor .... grip (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Fletcher .... electrician (2 episodes, 2010)
Oisín Kelly .... grip (1 episode, 2007)

Des Doyle .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Nicky Fitzgerald .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Noel McKenna .... rigger (unknown episodes)
Kurt Savage .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Gerard Shiel .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Clare McGinley .... casting assistant (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Fox .... wardrobe supervisor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Patch Corcoran .... wardrobe assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma Loughridge .... wardrobe assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Roisin Lennon .... wardrobe trainee (4 episodes, 2010)
Katie Guinnane .... wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2009)

Lara Ní Chathmhaoil .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dave Hughes .... hd colorist (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Gary Curran .... colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Martin Fanning .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Coilin O'Cearbhaill .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Julian Ulrichs .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Ultan Murphy .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
John Kennedy .... flame artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Lynch .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Shayne Murphy .... high definition on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009)

Eimear Jenkinson .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Matthew Hennessy .... transportation captain (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stephen Carroll .... action vehicles (6 episodes, 2010)
James Slevin .... driver: action vehicle (6 episodes, 2010)
Gerard Coyne .... driver: action vehicle (2 episodes, 2009)
Paddy Hession .... driver: action vehicle (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Louise Cornally .... production finance executive: element pictures (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sophie Tebbitt .... production accountant (10 episodes, 2008-2010)
Evelyn McLoughlin .... assistant accountant (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
James Mongon .... locations trainee (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Peter Murray .... consultant (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joseph Walsh .... location scout / assistant location manager (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sean Burke .... location manager (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Elaine Burke .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Eamonn Cleary .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2010)
John Gleeson .... financing & tax advisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Pat Nangle .... location manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Aine Maire Ni Thaibhis .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Georgina O'Connor .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Damien Sammon .... production trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Julie Tierney .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007)
Yvonne Burke .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Alistair Rumball .... marine coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Anne Warter .... crowd coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Therese Kelly .... assistant production coordinator / location assistant (2 episodes, 2010)

Orla Collins .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
David Sheehy .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Rachel Smith .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Emmelina Wallace .... crowd coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent series set on wild coast of County Galway in Ireland, 19 May 2012
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

The Irish, like the Danes, live in a small country which has produced its fair share of theatre, film, and TV drama. This excellent RTE police series is no 'Celtic Twilight' story, but is instead a disturbing exploration of the under-surface of modern Irish society as it extends even to such a remote place as County Galway, beside the Atlantic Ocean. The hero of the series, superbly and quietly played by Owen McDonnell (who was born in Galway and has its soil in his bones), is a young sergeant in the Irish police, who are known as 'the Garda' (a Gaelic name). This review is of the entire 12 episodes produced so far, comprising Seasons One and Two. It is not known if there will be any more, but I hope so. It is a very absorbing series which goes at a gentle pace, revealing intrigues and crimes slowly, rather than at the breathless pace of a Hollywood film which has to squeeze everything into 90 minutes. McDonnell's father had been a senior Garda figure, and in Season One, McDonnell comes face to face with the fact that he had been dishonest and criminal in his job, as most of his colleagues had also been. McDonnell is a thoroughly honourable man struggling to keep his honest nose above sea level in this wholly corrupt place. The series is shot entirely on location and the scenery is remarkable for its bleak beauty, a nearly treeless landscape running down to a shattered sea and endless shimmering water dusted by drifting clouds, with spectacular sunsets. The area is extremely isolated and under-populated. The locals are deeply inbred and introverted, clannish, secretive, suspicious, brutal, and, well, Irish, which means they can also be charming and amusing while they are scheming against you. The wickedest character in the series is a perfect serpent, retired Garda Inspector Dennis Costello, played with sinuous menace and cunning by Sean McGinley. He runs the local pub called Mallons, a den of iniquity, scheming, and plotting. Everyone in the area seems consumed by greed, lust, perversity, or unnatural passions of one kind or another, and none of them are honest apart from stalwart Owen McDonnell, whose character is called Jack Driscoll. If anyone ever wondered how so many murders could possibly be committed in the small town of Oxford in order to justify the INSPECTOR MORSE series, try County Galway for limitless decadence. How can such a desolate place be seething with such much corruption, brutality, and quiet crime? The series is clearly meant to be a reflection upon contemporary Ireland, a country where all the politicians are said to be corrupt, where all the businessmen are said to be corrupt (and I have met some of those!), and where incest, rape, murder, brutality of every kind imaginable, and of course the sexual perversities and crimes of the Catholic clergy, are rampant. It is also a country where greed ran amok and resulted in the economic collapse from which Ireland is still struggling, with doubtful success, to make some kind of recovery. There are some powerful performances by supporting players in this series, especially the sinister and knowing mother of McDonnell, played by Ruth McCabe, who conveys as much by her eyes as many actors do when they scream. She refuses to condemn the immorality of her late husband and thinks her son is a fool for being such a 'good guy', which certainly is a new angle on the cozy mum theme, for she will sit down and have a nice cup of tea while justifying dishonesty and immorality. McDonnell's bewilderment and exasperation at the hypocrisy and dishonesty he finds on all sides never breaks him, but he looks sadder and sadder, and says a great deal when he does not speak, rather like those silent Danes in THE KILLING Part One (see my review). If the Irish can produce a series like this, they have not lost their touch. Let's have more.

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