Glenroe star Dónall Farmer dies aged 81

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 13:53

Dónall Farmer, the actor best known for his long-running stint as Glenroe’s parish priest, Fr Tim Devereux , has died. He was 81.

While he was most recognisable for his role in the rural soap which was wildly popular through the 1980s, he had a long career as a director before that and was the hand that guided 50 episodes of The Riordans .

He also served as Head of Drama for RTÉ for a period starting in 1971 and featured in TV shows including Ballykissangel and Remington Steele .

He was a member of the Abbey Theatre and helped to set up the Everyman Theatre in Cork and was a two-time winner of a Jacobs Radio and Television Award .

He is survived by his wife Eileen and three children Orla, Catherine and Dónall.