Viewers of Ros na Rún were left on tenderhooks by June’s season finale, that saw baby Jay in peril at the pierside, while his concerned parents searched for him in vain on the streets of Ros na Rún. September 4th sees the return of the soap to our screens and viewers can expect more drama and unexpected twists to unfold, as secrets emerge, romances are kindled and families are torn apart.
Season 23 will see some new faces join our beloved cast but new characters in town is sure to rock the boat. Some may be a surprising welcome addition; but one particular character, will send them on a journey of catastrophic consequences.
From poisonous jealousy to desperate dads trying to hold onto their loved ones, we ask if the end really does justify the means? And when an unwanted spectre hovers in Ros na Rún, we wonder if our much loved villagers will ever be truly safe again?
With a pregnancy, a proposal and plenty of laughs along the way, the coming season promises intrigue and betrayal, as well as Ros na Rún’s trademark warmth and comedy.
Series Producer, Deirdre Ní Fhlatharta says she is “very much looking forward to the beginning of Season 23. We are promising a lot of drama, intrigue and edge of your seat storylines that will certainly keep viewers enthralled.”
You won’t want to miss out! Be sure to tune in. Ros na Rún on TG4 every Tuesday and Thursday at 8.30pm with an Omnibus edition every Sunday.
€1 million invested in HD technology preparations
This summer the Ros na Rún set in An Spideál in the Conamara Gaeltacht got a makeover to make it HD ready. This included the demolition and refurbishment of some of the sets as well as the purchase of new camera and ancillary equipment. It is now the first Irish soap to go HD.
The Make-Up department also had to hone their skills as filming in HD gives a sharper picture quality. And though less cosmetics are used the Make-Up artists have to be even more creative!
Filming using the new HD format has started already and from next month, viewers will be watching their favourite soap in HD and in fact is the first Irish made soap to upgrade its technology.
As well as giving its fans a sharper, better quality picture, HD also opens up the possibility of international distribution of this rural set soap in the Irish language with sub-titles. The twice weekly episodes are broadcast with English subtitles at an earlier time slot.
While the series is being filmed, Eo Teilifís, the company, employs 150 in total between cast and crew and is considered the jewel in the crown of Galway’s television production industry.