Tyrone Productions was founded in 1987 by John McColgan. In the years since then it has gone on to become one of Ireland’s premier production companies with offices in Dublin and Belfast. While entertainment productions have always formed the bedrock of Tyrone Production’s output, the company has evolved into a successful producer of programmes across a wide range of genres, from drama to lifestyle, daytime to documentary and special events.
Current and recent productions include: The Nathan Carter Show, Laochra, Cleas Act, Club na mBan, The High Hopes Choir, Music Inc., Una’s Dream Ticket, My Life: Champion of the World, School Around the Corner, My Father’s War, The Speech and TG4’s ongoing Soap/Drama Ros na Rún.
Previous productions include School Around the Corner, presented by Ray Darcy (RTÉ), the Radharc Squad (RTÉ & BAI), Happy Birthday Danny Boy (BBCNI/RTÉ/BBC4), Date with Fate, an exciting new reality TV format (RTÉ Format Farm, Fremantle Media and NISC), Football’s Next Star (RTÉ) OMG Jedward’s Dream Factory (RTÉ), The Future of TV (RTÉ), Deception (TV3), Mission Titanic (UTV & BAI), The All Ireland Talent Show (RTÉ), Ireland’s Greatest (RTÉ), On God’s Mission (RTÉ), Clown Doctors (BBC), Ultimate Street Challenge (RTÉ), John Connolly – Of Blood and Lost Things (RTÉ) and Christmas Carols with The Priests (BBC). Daytime shows include Open House, The Big Bite and Seoige.
In documentary television our productions In Search of the Pope’s Children and Ireland’s Generation Game, both with David McWilliams, are regarded as outstanding examples of their genre. The company is also proud of its tradition of telling the definitive stories of important Irish performers on stage and screen, from Eamon Kelly and Maureen Potter to Mike Murphy and Gay Byrne.
Tyrone Productions Ltd is a sister Company of Abhann Productions Ltd which is the management company for Riverdance touring show and Heartbeat of Home.
Company directors are John McColgan and Patricia Carroll.