The Mighty Celt

Character: O
Original Release: August 26, 2005 (Ireland)
Directed by: Pearse Elliot
Written by: Pearse Elliot
Produced by: Robert Walpole, Paddy McDonald, Paddy Breathnach
Running Time: 82 minutes

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if the animal wins three races in a row. Meanwhile, Donal's mother, Kate, must adjust her life when O, a man from her past, returns. The political climate of Ireland serves as the backdrop of this story.


Cast & Characters

Ken Stott (Good Joe), Tyrone McKenna (Donal), Gillian Anderson (Kate), Richard Dormer (Ronan)


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Trivia
Filming Dates: May 17, 2004 - June 24, 2005
Filming Locations:
  • Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Magheramorne Quarry, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
  • The film's title is based on the name of a comic book shown in the movie.
  • This film is Tyrone Mckenna's (Donal) first role.

Awards & Nominations

Irish Film and Television Awards as Best International Actress - Gillian Anderson
Irish Film and Television Awards as Best Film
Irish Film and Television Awards as Best Script for Film
Irish Film and Television Awards as Best Cinematography


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