Mobs Mheirceá / The Irish Mob

A tale of shamrocks and sub-machine guns, this captivating Abú Media Original documentary series spans more than 100 years of history to chart the extraordinary rise of the Irish Mob in America. From the Irish gangs of New York in the late 1800s through to the 1970s, this six-part documentary series tells the amazing stories of the first generation Irish kids who became some of America’s most notorious and wanted gangsters. It explores the lives and crimes of key members of the Irish Mob including Gangs of New York graduate Owney “The Killer” Madden, Jimmy Coonan’s infamous Westies gang from Hell’s Kitchen, America’s most wanted Frankie Sheeran and James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger Jr. The Irish gangster story represents the ‘American Dream’ in its totality - the idea that a kid from the gutter can rise to power, money and class, through whatever means necessary. With contributions from Pulitzer Prize winning authors, the gangsters themselves, family members and the cops who chased them down, this is the definitive story of the Irish Mob in America, told in its entirety for the first time.

Cast & Crew

Creator – Bríd Seoighe Producers – Bríd Seoighe, Eileen Seoighe Director – Dathaí Keane Executive Producer – Pierce Boyce Sales: International Sales are handled by Kew Media Group. Also available in 30minute format

Jimmy Coonan Body


Celtic Media Festival – Winner – Best Factual Series 2004
Platinum Remi Award – Winner
World-fest Houston International Film Festival
IFTA – Nominee 2003
IFTA – Nominee 2004

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