Tyrone Productions was founded in 1987 by John McColgan and Moya Doherty. 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.
Current and recent productions include: OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory (RTÉ), The All Ireland Talent Show (RTÉ), Ros na Rún (TG4), Ireland’s Greatest (RTÉ), On God’s Mission (RTÉ), Clown Doctors (BBC), John Connolly – Of Blood and Lost Things (RTÉ) and Christmas Carols with The Priests (BBC).
Previous productions included a range of daytime shows for RTÉ including Open House, The Big Bite and Seoige. Tyrone Production’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire still ranks as one of RTÉ’s highest ever rating shows.
In documentary 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 has also produced a number of special events from The Irish Film and Television Awards to The Opening Ceremony of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The live broadcast on RTÉ television reached over 1.5 million viewers.
The company produces all of the audio visual material connected with Riverdance including the recent release shot on High Definition – Riverdance Live from Beijing.
Tyrone Productions Ltd is a sister company of Abhann Productions Ltd which is the management company for Riverdance touring show.
Company directors are John McColgan, Moya Doherty, Joan Egan and Patricia Carroll.