Looking for something new to watch? Settle in for the best Irish TV shows on Netflix in 2024.
Irish movies and TV shows are some of the best and most memorable out there, but unfortunately, they aren’t all available to watch on Netflix.
For example, the ingenuity of Father Ted. We love it, but we can’t watch it on Netflix. As such, we have outlined the five best Irish TV shows on Netflix for you to watch in 2024.
From unforgettable crime dramas and gripping documentary series to laugh-out-loud comedies and more, there is something for everyone on this list.
- Looking for something new to watch? Settle in for the best Irish TV shows on Netflix in 2024.
5. The Deceived – a sinister binge
An excellent four-part drama available to watch now on Netflix, The Deceived is a gripping, sinister Irish TV series that takes place mainly in Donegal and Cambridge University.
The show follows the story of a university student, Ophelia, played by Emily Reid, who falls for her married lecturer, Michael, played by Irish actor Emmett J. Scanlan.
When Ophelia and Michael’s sordid affair is interrupted by a tragic loss, Ophelia’s life spirals further into never-ending lies and deceit.
Many of the shots used to depict Cambridge University were actually filmed at Queen’s University and Campbell College in Belfast.
4. Sophie: A Murder in West Cork – a gripping documentary series
One of the best documentary series available to watch on Netflix right now is Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.
Across three gripping episodes, the documentary series takes a look at the life and murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Sophie was a French woman from Paris who was murdered in 1996 outside her holiday home in Goleen, County Cork. Despite British journalist Ian Bailey being a prime suspect in the murder for many years, no one was ever charged with her death.
The documentary takes a look at this and delves further into the story – one of the most notorious Irish murders of all time – that has become a national obsession in Ireland and France.
3. Rebellion – a great watch on Netflix right now
Rebellion is one of the best Irish TV shows on Netflix right now. It was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
The show begins with the outbreak of the First World War and goes on to depict the lives of fictional characters in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising.
The tumultuous events of the time are told through the vision of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast, and London as Ireland’s fight for independence comes to the fore.
2. The Fall – one of Ireland’s best crime series
Gillian Anderson plays Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, an English police officer who comes to Belfast to hunt down and identify a serial killer of young, working women with similar appearances, Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan.
The Fall is one of the best crime dramas of the last decade. It shows Paul Spector and Stella Gibson caught in a twisted game of cat and mouse.
The story intertwines with complications both inside the police and in the personal lives of both main characters.
1. Derry Girls – one of the best Irish TV shows
Topping our list of the five best Irish TV shows on Netflix in 2024 is Derry Girls.
Derry Girls is one of the best Irish TV shows of all time. It follows the story of four Derry teens (and the wee English fella) navigating their latter teens at the tail end of the Troubles in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Starring Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, and Dylan Llewellyn as everyone’s favourite friendship gang, Derry Girls quickly became a firm favourite around the world despite only running for three short seasons.
If you are looking for a new series to binge-watch, Derry Girls, with its hilarious antics, laugh-out-loud one-liners, and impeccable characters, is a must.
So, there you have it – the five best Irish TV shows on Netflix in 2024 that you need to know about. Which one suits your fancy, and are there any must-watch Irish series on Netflix right now that we missed?