The Farrells can proudly lay claim to a heritage that stretches back through time to one of the warriors who fought at the side of the legendary warrior king Brian Boru in one of Ireland’s most decisive battles.
In subsequent centuries they proved equally resilient in defence of their ancient rights and privileges, often at terrible cost to themselves.
In more peaceful times and on the silver screen, Colin Farrell is the Irish actor whose credits include Phone Booth, Alexander and In Bruges, while Mike Farrell is the American actor best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the television series M*A*S*H, between 1975 and 1983.
In the world of the written word, James T. Farrell, born in 1904 in Chicago, was the journalist, short story writer and novelist whose most famous work is the Studs Lonigan trilogy of novels, adapted for the screen in 1960.
Chronicled here is the stirring tale of the Farrells.