The Irish comedian Pat Shortt, who writes the series, is responsible for many of the characters in the show. Dick. He plays Dan Clancy the villages story teller and regular at Jacksie's, corrupt politician Willie Power, sexually empowered Bed And Breakfast proprietess Goretti, teacher Louis Cantwell and traveller Pa Connors. A master stroke-puller, he is capable of turning any situation to his advantage and is easily excitable when someone tries to oppose him, particularly his arch-rival Larry Cummins. Following the various lives of the towns residents of the rural town of Kilnaskully and the hilarious adventures they go on. Mullarkey, is no longer fit to function and is packed off to a home for the bewildered. The pilot episode, entitled "The German Fillum', was broadcast during the Christmas period of 2003 and proved to be a massive ratings success. While he still tells stories, he tends to seem drunk almost every time he's on screen, even in the morning. Cllr. Meanwhile, chaos ensues in Jacksie's. It has spawned its own themed holiday in farm accommodation in the Slieve Felim Mountain range region, within walking distance of the village used for filming the series. Among those to take their place on his film reel are Willie Power (Shortt), the local politician and power-broker, Father Philip Eno (John Keogh), a priest with a habit of making unfortunate remarks, and The Widow Gilhooley (Maria McDermottroe), a woman as fierce as she is pious. Strictly a Guinness man he has little time for people who order what he would consider exotic drinks. Killinaskully (TV Series 2003–2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. | No thanks – I'll stick with Killinaskully", "Shortt cut to success 750,000 tune into Killinaskully", "Short on gags but the fans are happy to laugh along", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Killinaskully&oldid=982658553, Television shows set in the Republic of Ireland, Articles with dead external links from June 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 14:44. He is shown to spend most of his time in the bar, albeit without his signature pint, instead with a whiskey. His Father was a member of the German Parliament. Cookies on oxfam We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. Pa and the local (quite corrupt) Garda, Sgt. Meanwhile chaos ensues in Jacksie's when his niece takes pink Snacks off the menu. The rural setting allows for greater comic effect in the introduction of such ideas as a community radio station to the show. Mularkey is packed off to a home for the bewildered, the Killinaskully faithful wait … Based on Pat Shortt's character of Pa Connors from his DVD "Live and A Bit Dangerous". He was last elected in the 2005 Local Elections. Incidentally his mother makes an appearance in the fourth episode, entitled "The Sign", when she is portrayed by Ronnie Masterson.[12]. [3] Despite having a weekly audience of 800,000, Shortt has stated that the fifth was the final series as he wished to concentrate on the development of a new show with a new style, characters and storyline. Willie Power is the only Local Councillor representing the Local Electoral Area of Killinaskully presumably on North Tipperary County Council where Killinaskully is based. Dan Clancy is an almost permanent fixture in Jacksie's Bar, the local public house. He first appears in the second episode, entitled "The Date", when his affection for Miss Fahy meets competition in the newly arrived film maker Dieter. Cantwell appears as a caring person towards Miss Fahy but when it turns to school children, he's not short of insults for them! As I write I am watching the first episode in the latest Killinaskully series, with Pat Shortt, about to become world famous with his lead role in the movie Garage, just released. [19] On 25 December 2005, 825,000 viewers tuned in to watch "A Killinaskully Christmas Carol". [13] She expresses concern for him when he is in danger and is full of praise for him when he does something correctly. It is implied on several occasions that she has a soft spot for Sgt. Councillor Willie Power is expected to hold his seat, however, he is challenged by Dieter Langer of the Green Party. Killinaskully is gripped with election fever as the local elections take place. Cummins makes his debut in the fourth episode of the series, entitled "The Sign". She is good friends with the only other Protestant in town, Theo Wigmore. With a ramshackle grotto outside Jacksie’s, Willie Power is determined to spread some Christmas cheer … at twenty euro a pop. All five series are available on DVD and have since been released in box set format. In her spare time she is the leader of the local power walking group. "[1] John Drennan of the Irish Independent commented if there was "a sweeter sound in Irish journalism than the wails of the effete South Dublin TV critic when RTÉ viewing figures show Killinaskully has trounced John Kelly's The View once again? Has a brother, also called Pa Connors. Willie Power thinks he’s going up in the world when he’s invited to join a mysterious secret society, as a bypass threatens the village, while Timmy falls under a strange influence when his love for the singer, Big Sean, gets a little out of hand in the midst of the village’s very own crime spree Meanwhile, chaos ensues in Jacksie's. Series 2 I edited the following episodes. | She is the object of Louis Cantwell's affections but marries the German Dieter instead. When Miss Fahy mysteriously disappears, Willie Power learns that blood is thicker than water when he tries to find a replacement teacher before the school inspector calls. Dan is the man to ask about everything, he always knows an answer to everyone's question, but as he says in S02 E03, most things in the parish, is made up. [11] Eno is an amiable type who just wants people to get along, albeit his inadvertent habit of making insensitive remarks at the wrong time. The intro sequence of Killinaskully features Dan driving back home to Killinaskully. Played by Paul Fitzgerald. If in the bar he is rarely shown on-screen without a pint of Guinness on the counter in front of him. He boasted in the 2005 Christmas Special Episode that he had been to Jacksie's Bar "every day for the last 30 years". [10] After some difficulty in making their film, including the squashing of their equipment (and Hans) and Dieter's growing love for the local schoolteacher, Miss Fahy, Dieter switches trade to become a cheese vendor, a respectable trade which he hopes to use to woo his new love. She makes her debut in the same episode of Fr. Episode 1 - The Election Killinaskully is gripped with election fever as the local elections take place. Cllr. Originally Aired 1 October 2006 Killinaskully finds its voice when KCR radio takes to the air. Willie Power as the Green Party candidate in the 2005 Local Elections for the Killinaskully Local Area, he received 2 votes coming 2nd. She makes her debut in the second episode, entitled "The Date", when the love triangle is first examined. Shane Hegarty, The Irish Times's television critic, said the programme emphasised the rural/urban divide and "because TV critics tend to stand very firmly on one side of that gap, they have seldom attempted to understand the popularity of something so old-fashioned, predictable and lazy. Langer is a big fan of the singer Johnny Logan. wheeler and dealer, fixer and chairman of every committee imaginable in the tiny village. It is time for Killinaskully town council elections and, as usual, Willie Power is the likely candidate. Meanwhile, Willie Power happens to have inherited an exclusive membership to the secret "Order Of The Stoat". Philip makes his first appearance in the third episode of the first series when the previous parish priest, Fr. Killinaskully brought together some of our favourite Fr Ted ex-pats including Shortt and Joe Rooney. However, things begin to turn bad for Willie when Dieter enters the race as a Green Party candidate, promising reforms. The series has often been repeated by RTÉ; below are the dates of original transmission of each series. "[15] Drennan said division over the show was the modern equivalent of the 19th-century cultural wars over the language movement, with one side featuring "the sort of cultural snob who faints at the sight of a Centra breakfast roll and who also fondly imagines the drawing rooms and restaurants of South Dublin bear an uncanny resemblance to the set of Frasier". Willie Power is the only Local Councillor representing the Local Electoral Area of Killinaskully presumably on North Tipperary County Council where Killinaskully is based. Although at the wedding of Dieter to Miss Fahy, she and Timmy share a drunken sexual encounter (in the bridal suite), which by the start of the following series, has blossomed into a relationship. Played by Jim Queally, Theo is a well-educated Protestant Pharmacist with an air of sophistication and fan of literature who regularly quotes poetry and who likes to assist in the artistic and literary aspects of the community, such as directing the nativity play at Christmas. Philip Eno. Meanwhile chaos ensues in Jacksie's when his niece takes pink Snacks… As well as dispensing medicines for all the unusual ailments suffered by the local inhabitants, Theo was once the acting landlord at Jacksies while Jacksie was at a funeral and now lodges with him since the time his life was put under threat by his dead mother's dealings with a notorious money lender. Dan is noticeably different in D'unbeliveables. [8] The series is largely set around the buildings that Killinaskully is composed of, i.e. RTÉ ENTERTAINMENT: Christmas hits Killinaskully with a bang this year, as Willie Power spreads the Christmas cheer. A mistress of the double entendre, she has lived alone since the mysterious disappearance of her husband, the magician Mossie The Magnificent. You … Company Credits but do not adjust your mind, there's a fault in reality", "Killinaskully tops Christmas TV even though critics pan it", "Hollywood? The first episode was broadcast on Sunday 17 October 2004 at 22:50.[6]. Timmy is in a relationship with Nurse Maloney, although he fears her greatly. Dieter Langer, played by Louis Lovett, is a former German filmmaker who arrives in Killinaskully in the first episode with his partner Hans. Dick O'Toole moved residency to the picturesque town of Schull in West Cork. The show is chiefly written and performed by the comedian, Pat Shortt. However, things begin to turn bad for Willie when Dieter enters the race as a Green Party candidate, promising reforms. Forget the old caricatures, like Pat Shortt's Willie Power in Killinaskully (pictured). The real question is how long will it be before Dublin becomes an industrial ghost town? She is also an award-winning fiddler. View the profiles of people named Willie Power. The show was chiefly written by the comedian, Pat Shortt, who also performed many of his own roles - starring among him were Jack Walsh, Joe Rooney and Páraic Breathnach. Played by John Keogh, Fr. Killinaskully, in keeping with the comic element of the show, has a fluctuating population; in the first episode it is said to consist of 167 inhabitants but in the second episode it is said to have a population of over 2,000 people. 2 … Among those to take their place on his film reel are Willie Power (Shortt), the local politician and power-broker, Father Philip Eno (John Keogh), a priest with a habit of making unfortunate remarks, and The Widow Gilhooley (Maria McDermottroe), a woman as fierce as she is pious. Meanwhile, chaos ensues in Jacksie's. His trips to the toilet have become a regular gag on the show and have spawned Clancy a catchphrase. Played by Maria McDermottroe, Mrs. Gilhooley is a stern woman who is "not in the habit of repeating" herself. Filming & Production Dieter ran against Cllr. The Christmas Concert. [16] Adele King dislikes the "paddywhackery", describing it as "insular, embarrassing and lacking in sophistication". He plays Dan Clancy the villages story teller and regular at Jacksie's, corrupt politician Willie Power, sexually empowered Bed And Breakfast proprietess Goretti, teacher Louis Cantwell and traveller Pa Connors The show's humour comes from the unusual characterisations of traditional, stereotypical rural Irish folk. Dan first appeared in D'unbeliveables episode "D Mammy". Killinaskully season 2 episode 1 The Election : It is time for Killinaskully town council elections and, as usual, Willie Power is the likely candidate. [2] The show's fifth and final series, began transmission on 28 September 2008. Their living together leads to frequent bickering which leads both men to look like an old married couple, much to the amusement of Dan, Timmy and Jimmy. The publican's niece plans to take toasted sandwiches, Taytos and Pink Snacks off the menu. She first appears in the second episode, entitled "The Date". It is time for Killinaskully town council elections and, as usual, Willie Power is the likely candidate. Pa has a cousin Martin who accompanies him in his pursuit to get his mare Brandy, in foal to the fast race horse! Created by Pat Shortt. Join Facebook to connect with Willie Power and others you may know. Willie Power), Valentines Day (in July, postponed from February - Killinaskully’s ‘Festival of loorve!’), The Presidential Visit, The Neptune Stakes (at Bally Dog Track and featuring the cream of Killinaskully greyhounds) and finally the Second Annual One-Act Drama Festival (the Killinaskully Drama Circle vs … Councillor Willie Power is expected to hold his seat, however, he is challenged by Dieter Langer of the Green Party. The nearest town is neighbouring Bally, a mere 134 km (83 mi) from the coast. Mr. Cantwell is a teacher in the local school (albeit a not-so-good one) and holds a not-so-secret affection towards Miss Fahy. He spends most of his day in the local pub where he delights in hearing (and interrupting) Dan's stories. However, his cheese is responsible for causing some very strange dreams and the concepts of cheese and cheese-vending are used repeatedly for comic effect throughout the series. Played by Aoife Molony, Fahy is the local primary school teacher. With Pat Shortt, Jack Walsh, Pascal Scott, Joe Rooney. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. Whether there is some continuity between D'unbeliveables and Killinaskully is unknown, although it seems likely. The Irish comedian Pat Shortt, who writes the series, is responsible for many of the characters in the show. Dan is rarely to be seen out of the company of his two sidekicks, drinking buddies and partners in crime Jimmy Bourke and Timmy Higgins. She makes her first appearance in the first episode of the second series, entitled "The Election". [1], Killinaskully was produced by Shortt's own company and was broadcast by RTÉ as part of their Sunday night schedule from 2004. | [4] Nevertheless, RTÉ continue to rerun the series as summer filler. He presides over a garda station, which is part betting office, part hardware store and part adult video rental agency amongst other things and will never meet a member of the public without trying to sell them something. Still trying to come to terms with the strange ways of the locals, Dieter's desire to fit in is somewhat hampered by his innate belief in the importance of being earnest. He shares Dan's surname although it is not clear if he is related to him or not. wheeler and dealer, fixer and chairman of every committee imaginable in the tiny village. Cllr. ... Willie Power. ", According to series III: episode VI – "The Lifeboat", Christmas Special III: "The Christmas Concert", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "last series of killinaskully: Pat shortt wants to bow out on a high note", "Awful sitcom tops on the box . It is time for Killinaskully town council elections and, as usual, Willie Power is the likely candidate. Killinaskully is an Irish television comedy which details the bizarre goings-on in a fictitious Irish village called Killinaskully located in the hills of Ireland. However, things begin to turn bad for Willie when Dieter enters the race as a Green Party candidate, promising reforms. Dick O'Toole and Pa Connors get embroiled in a spot of Kung Fu fighting after they invest in a consignment of woks. He is more often than not the butt of Dan and Jimmy's gibes and is frequently referred to by his two drinking buddies as a liúdar‚ through a succession of daft questions and observations. However, things begin to turn bad for Willie when Dieter enters the race as a Green Party candidate, promising reforms. It was actually filmed on location in the villages of Killoscully and Ballinahinch in County Tipperary, the title being a fusion of these two placenames. Several years after the ending of the series, Sgt. You have Willie Power, a beautifully cocky politician. Played by Gerry Walsh, Cummins is a local politician with a consistent record: 1 vote at every council election. Dan gets more than he bargained for when he places an ad in the lonely hearts page of the Gazette, while Jacksie and Fr. . He makes his debut in episode two of the series, entitled "The Date". [7] Bally is first alluded to in the fifth episode, entitled "The Pitch". Meanwhile, Sgt. The Festival Ep 2 Oct 6, Killinaskully is gripped with election fever as the local elections take place. He is always seeking to put one over on Willie Power. It is used to describe the loss of Father Philip Eno's state of mind to the Widow Gilhooley when the priest refers to cheddar cheese as John Cleese. Boland continued, "Killinaskully makes Shortt's earlier work with Jon Kenny in D'Unbelievables seem like Curb Your Enthusiasm by comparison". It was actually filmed on location in the villages of Killoscully and Ballinahinch in County Tipperary, the title being a fusion of these two placenames. It ceased on 2 November 2008, although the traditional special at Christmas time aired as normal the following month; in 2008 there were two such specials. In addition to producing and frequently writing for the series, Shortt plays no less than five characters: Dan "The Dan" Clancy, Willie Power, Goretti, Pa Connors and Mr. Cantwell. . Mrs. Gilhooley is an exceptionally pious woman who always makes time for the church in her life and has a habit of being preachy towards others. In S01 E02 Goretti's husband, Mossie the magnificent returns telling Goretti of how he was performing a magic when he made real magic! However, things begin to turn bad for Willie when Dieter enters the race as a Green Party candidate, promising reforms. Killinaskully is an Irish television comedy series which details the bizarre goings-on in a fictitious Irish village called Killinaskully located in the hills of Ireland. A troublesome schoolboy who has a habit of ruining important moments, such as spoiling the nativity play by saying that there was in fact room at the inn. Town or country. He was named after his grandfather while the other Pa was named after his father. The village is located 117 km (73 mi) from the sea. As of late, Theo Wigmore has moved in with Jacksie (in a bid to avoid a loan shark) leading to a lot of "Odd-Couple" style situations to occur between both men. It is time for Killinaskully town council elections and, as usual, Willie Power is the likely candidate. She later marries Dieter. Known to be corrupt, he has a conviction of obstructing a tribunal into an insurance scandal. Business partner of Pa Connors as well as being a good friend and co-conspirator of Willie Power. Killinaskully received poor reviews from critics but earned large viewership figures. She is an expert at rabbit hunting and has a knack for getting into potentially lethal situations and coming out unscathed. [20] 25 December 2007 special episode attracted viewing figures of 770,000 for "Christmas Special IV: The Last Round". He operates his Dieter's Driven Deli through the village from the back of his van. Jacksie Walsh, played by Páraic Breathnach, is the very grumpy proprietor of An Bonnán Buí (Irish for "The Yellow Bittern" and the title of a classic Irish language poem) and spends his days indulging Dan Clancy, Timmy Higgins and Jimmy Bourke, without whom he would long since be redundant. ] in 2004 and 2005 it was Ireland 's top-rated programme during the season. 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