Renvyle – perfect Filming Location

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The RTE/ITV cop drama series 'Single-Handed' , filmed on location at Renvyle and througout Connemara, starring Galway actor Owen McDonnell (Jack Driscoll) is back for a new six part series which starts on the Sunday 7th November, 2010 on RTE1 at 9:30pm.

The cast and crew returned to the west of Ireland for filming earlier this year and some stayed with us at Renvyle House and around the Peninsula. They worked very long days and we saw less of them for chats and stories as a result but all were happy on location. There are some photographs of the filming in progress on our facebook page (Single-Handed Shoot album).

RTE and ITV commissioned Touchpaper Television to make this new series which is written by Barry Simner (The Vice, Midsomer Murders), Clive Bradley (City of Vice) and Colin Teevan (How Many Miles to Basra). It is directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan (December Bride, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Silent Witness).

The last series was described as:

  • 'This classy, brooding crime drama is a rare and wise purchase from RTE…Single-Handed was anything but bog standard – five stars' (The Times)
  • 'Two hours of fresh, abosorbing drama. Don't miss it' (Observer)
  • '…Single-Handed gripped as hard as any slick urban thriller' (Metro)

This next series is also receiving promising reviews and all comment on the stunning scenery of Connemara. For those of you unable to see it on RTE1 you can view the first episode on RTE Player after the 7th November.

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