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The Secret of Roan Inish

Country: Ireland, USA

Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy



After World War II is over, Fiona, whose mother has died and whose infant brother Jamie was swept out to sea in his cradle, is sent to live with her grandparents and her cousin Eamon (Richard Sheridan) near the island of Roan Inish. There, Fiona learns that her family is descended from the union of a man and a selkie (a folkloric creature who can change from seal to human form by shedding its skin), and it is not long before she is convinced that she has seen Jamie on the coast of Roan Inish, being cared for by seals.


  • Based on the 1957 novel "Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry", by the Canadian-born Welsh author Rosalie K. Fry (1911-1992)
  • Winner of the International Critics Award at the 1996 G?rardmer Film Festival

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Picture for The Secret of Roan Inish


  • Jeni Courtney
    (Fiona Coneelly)
  • Eileen Colgan
    (Tess Coneelly)
  • Richard Sheridan
    (Eamon Coneelly)
  • Dave Duffy
  • Mick Lally
  • Eileen Colgan
  • Cillian Byrne

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