Omagh is a Film programme that first aired in 2004.

Omagh is a 4 star programme


Omagh (2004)

Directed by
Pete Travis

A moving story of bravery and optimism in the face of devastating human tragedy, this feature-length BAFTA-award winning drama examines the events and aftermath of August 15th 1998, when a Real IRA bomb claimed 31 lives. It tells the story of the Omagh Support and Self Help Group as they strive to find the truth of what happened that day. At the heart of the film is the story of Michael Gallagher, who lost his 21-year-old son Aiden in the explosion, and who has become a key spokesman and lobbyist for the Support Group. This is a drama that asks powerful and provocative political questions, telling the story from the families' point of view, and portraying their personal battle for justice. It is an extraordinary story about ordinary people and what they have achieved against the odds.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2004

4/5 Stars

Production Country: Ireland/UK

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Gerard McSorley...Michael Gallagher
Michele Forbes...Patsy Gallagher
Brenda Fricker...Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan
Stuart Graham...Victor Barker
Peter Ballance...Mark Breslin
Pauline Hutton...Sharon Gallagher
Fiona Glascott...Cathy Gallagher
Kathy-Kiera Clarke...Elizabeth Gibson
Claire Connor...Caroline Gibson
Gerard Crossan...Hugh
Ian McElhinney...Stanley McCombe
Sarah Gilbert...Patricia McLaughlin
Alan Devlin...Laurence Rush
Frances Quinn...Marion Radford
Tara Lynne O'Neill...Carol Radford