Home Television Drama Glenroe


1 9 8 3 – 2 0 0 1 (Ireland)
30 minute episodes

This weekly soap opera told the lives of the people who lived in the (fictional) village of Glenroe in County Wicklow, Ireland.

The main protagonists were the Byrne and McDermott/Moran families, related by the marriage of Miley Byrne (Mick Lally) to Biddy McDermott (Mary McEvoy). Other important characters included publican Teasy McDaid (Maureen Toal), Roman Catholic priest Tim Devereux (Donal Farmer), the Reverend George Black (Enda Oates), who was the Church of Ireland Rector of the village, Biddy’s cousin Fidelma Kelly (Eunice McMenamin), Blackie Connors (Liam Heffernan), George Manning (Alan Stanford) and Stephen Brennan (Robert Carrickford).

The series quickly shot to the top of the Irish TV charts and remained there until the show ended in 2001. The final episode was transmitted on 6 May 2001, attracting an audience of 591,000 viewers.

Dinny Byrne
Joe Lynch
Miley Byrne
Mick Lally
Biddy Byrne (McDermott)
Mary McEvoy
Mary McDermott-Moran
Geraldine Plunkett
Dick Moran
Emmet Bergin
Stephen Brennan
Robert Carrickford
Michelle Haughey
Isobel Mahon
Teasy McDaid
Maureen Toal
Fidelma Kelly
Eunice McMenamin
Venetia Crosby
Maria McDermottroe
Joseph Timlin
John Paul McGarry
Jennifer Crosby
Rachael Pilkington
Blackie Connors
Liam Heffernan
Tim Devereux
Donal Farmer
Rev. George Black
Enda Oates
George Manning
Alan Stanford