The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

Between land and sea there is a place where myths are real.

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1994-05-14
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 80 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Jones Entertainment Group
  • Production Country: Ireland, United States of America
  • Director: John Sayles
star 6.7/10
From 80 Ratings


Ten-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate.

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  • Jeni Courtney

    as Fiona
  • Eileen Colgan

    as Tess
  • Mick Lally

    as Hugh
  • John Lynch

    as Tadhg
  • Pat Slowey

    as Priest
  • Dave Duffy

    as Jim
  • Declan Hannigan

    as Oldest brother
  • Richard Sheridan

    as Eamon
  • Micheal MacCarthaigh

    as Schoolmaster
  • Fergal McElherron

    as Sean Michael
  • Brendan Conroy

    as Flynn
  • Frankie McCafferty

    as Tim
  • Gerard Rooney

    as Liam
  • Susan Lynch

    as Selkie
  • Suzanne Gallagher

    as Silkie's Daughter
  • Cillian Byrne

    as Jamie
  • Linda Greer

    as Brigid
Production John Sloss Executive Producer
Production John Hubbard Casting
Art Lucy Richardson Art Direction
Camera Haskell Wexler Director of Photography
Crew Jasmine Kosovic Post Production Supervisor
Production Ros Hubbard Casting
Directing Peter McAleese First Assistant Director
Art Dennis Bosher Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Consolata Boyle Costume Design
Production Sarah Green Producer
Production Maggie Renzi Producer
Sound Mason Daring Original Music Composer
Production Peter Newman Executive Producer
Production R. Paul Miller Associate Producer
Writing John Sayles Screenplay
Directing John Sayles Director
Editing John Sayles Editor
Writing Rosalie K. Fry Novel
Directing Des Hughes Second Assistant Director
Art Henry Harris Art Direction
Art Tom Conroy Set Decoration
Art Adrian Smith Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Morna Ferguson Makeup Artist
Production Kathy Sykes Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Dee Corcoran Hairdresser
Production Glenn R. Jones Executive Producer
Directing Claire Hughes Third Assistant Director