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Dónall Farmer (born Daniel Patrick Farmer; 24 November 1937 – 6 December 2018[1]) was an Irish television film director, producer, RTÉ Head of Drama and actor who performed on stage and in film and television productions. Known for his part in Glenroe, the Irish television series in which he played Father Tim Devereux, he won two Jacob's Awards for his work on RTÉ Television, in 1969 and 1979 respectively.[2][3] A notable contributor to stage productions in the Abbey Theatre, his play parts span 1980–1989.[4]



Year Title Role
1992–2000[5] Glenroe Fr. Tim Devereux
1999 Ballykissangel Eamon
1987 Remington Steele Sean O’Gleason
1985 Cúirt an Mheán Oíche An Seanduine Surach
1983[6][7] One of Ourselves Father Deasy

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  1. ^ "Who's who, what's what and where in Ireland". Zircon Publishing. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ The Irish Times, "Awards for radio and TV presented", 11 December 1969
  3. ^ The Irish Times, "Jacobs present awards", 31 March 1979
  4. ^ "Donal Farmer at the Abbey Theatre". Abbey Theatre. Abbey Theatre. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Fr. Tim Devereux". RTE Stills Library. RTE Ireland. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Dónall Farmer - One of Ourselves" (PDF). Waterford County Council. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ Michael, Bermingham. "Dónall Farmer - Father Deasy - One of Ourselves". Youtube. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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