TG4’s ‘Ros na Rún’, Irelands only Irish language soap, celebrated the wrap of its 22nd season this week after an explosive season full of passion, deception and surprises. While the show will continue to broadcast on TG4 until the 14th of June, the cast and crew let their hair down in John Keoghs Bar & Restaurant and celebrated completing their most exhilarating season to date.
This season has seen many twists and turns in the fictional village of Ros Na Run, particularly for actor Macdara Ó Fátharta with his portrayal of Tadhg. The infamous local publican has risked everything for his childhood sweetheart Maggie (played by Mary Ryan) – but he’s in for his biggest blow yet when a long-kept secret is revealed. Deputy Editor of Irish Tatler Man, Domhnall O’Donoghue, who plays Pádraig on the soap, had his own bombshell with the return of his ex-wife Sonia and recently discovered son. Pádraig simply wants to protect his rights as a father – but it looks like Sonia ready for a battle.
Pictured is Katie Ní Loinsigh. Photo Martina Regan
On more romantic fronts, Grainne (played by Brídín Nic Dhonncha) and David (actor Seán Mistéal) have finally tied the knot, while Bernie (Fionnuala Ní Fhlatharta) and Briain (Colm Mac Gearailt) get tongues wagging with their amorous public displays of affection.
Elsewhere in Ros na Rún, Mo (Marie Bheag Breathnach) bravely begins her cancer treatment journey under the watchful eyes of Úna (Yvonne Laffey) and Colm (Pol Penrose). Colm, having lost his mother to cancer is willing to help Mo in any way he can.
Deirdre Ni Fhlatharta, Series Producer of Ros na Rún, says “We were privileged to have such a committed and talented line-up of actors, directors, writers and crew on our most ground-breaking season to date.
Filming might be completed, but the series continues to air until June the 14th with many tense storylines and shocking revelations yet to come for our viewers.”
The show is co-produced by Eo Teilifis and Tyrone Productions. Ros na Rún is currently the only Irish rural-set drama and broadcasts for 41 weeks of the year, with a total weekly viewership figure currently standing at a significant 150,000.
Watch the action unfold every Tuesday and Thursday at 8.30pm on TG4 with an omnibus on Sundays at 6:45pm.