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The Queen v Patrick O'Donnell

2021
1h 29m
History
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Cast

Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde (Patrick O'Donnell)Stephen Jones (James Carey)Bridin Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (Susan Gallagher)Sophie Campbell (Maggie Carey)Eoin Geoghegan (Robert Cubitt)Ciarán Campbell (Dan O'Donnell)Sam McGovern (Dan Curley)Peadar Cox (Sir Henry James)Simon Coury (An Breitheamh Denman)Tom Lynskey (Charles Russell)Andrew Bennett (A.M. Sullivan)Eoin Mac Diarmada (An Ceannfort John Mallon)Matt Ryan (Joe Brady)Ciaran O'Brien (Michael Fagan)Eoin Duffy (Iriseoir)Pádraic Seoighe (Amhránaí)Midie Corcoran (Skin-the-Goat Fitzharris)Mícheál Óg Lane (Tim Kelly)

Director

Tomás Seoighe

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Synopsis

The Queen -v- Patrick O'Donnell reveals on screen for the first time the true story behind one of the most compelling murder plots in Irish history, a thrilling tale of violence, courtroom drama, romance and political intrigue. Containing evidence from British Home Office files kept secret for 100 years, it reveals shocking new information about the fate of the quiet-spoken Donegal man who killed the infamous informer James Carey on board a ship off the coast of South Africa in 1883. What possessed the illiterate labourer from the Donegal Gaeltacht to shoot the leader of The Invincibles? Who was the mystery woman posing as his wife? And why did both the US President and the French luminary Victor Hugo plead that Patrick O'Donnell not be hanged for his crime?

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