Set in the present day in a fictional village in Conamara, Na Cloigne tells the story of the discovery of the decapitated bodies of two young women in the woods. Local artist Nuala and her adulterous boyfriend Seán find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder inquiry as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point. The programme moves into paranormal territory when the mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé arrives on the scene to try and unravel the murder mystery.
Directed by Robert Quinn and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG, a Conamara based film and television production company, Na Cloigne was originally broadcast as a three part series on TG4 earlier this year. This feature length film version of the programme has been compiled especially for broadcast on TG4 over the upcoming Halloween period.
Na Cloigne boasts a host of Irish acting talent including Dara Devaney and Siobhán O Kelly starring as troubled couple Seán and Nuala, with Barry McGovern playing the Superintendent. Among the supporting cast are well known Irish language actors Mac dara Ó Fatharta, Joe Steve Ó Neachtain and Áine Ní Dhroighneáin.
Na Cloigne, which translates as ‘The Heads’, will air on TG4 at 9.30pm this evening, which is ‘All Souls Day’ or ‘Lá na Marbh’.