Community retail brand XL Ireland’s sales director, Paul Bealin, has paid tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the cast and crew of the Irish language soap Opera Ros na Rún after it wrapped filming on Series 25 of the XL sponsored show.
In a clever departure, the show’s creators took the decision not to reference the COVID-19 pandemic during its 82 episodes run in order to provide viewers with a true escape from the travails of life alongside COVID-19, the group said.
Every precaution was taken by the cast and crew over the 24 weeks of filming and the COVID-free storylines were a huge hit with viewers, it added.
Commenting, Bealin said, “We’re thrilled with the continued sponsorship of Ros na Rún. Siopa XL is at the heart of the fictional Gaeltacht Village in Ros na Rún and this partnership is one we are very proud of."
"The cast and crew showed the utmost care and professionalism over the course of the filming schedule and by not referencing COVID-19 they provided viewers some much needed respite from the worries of everyday life. This Silver Jubilee season was, for me, its best yet and I can’t wait to see what happens next season,” he added.
According to XL the drama continues at Ros na Rún as scriptwriters have already begun working on the stories for season 26 which will start filming in the Autumn.
Ros na Rún will continue to be broadcast twice weekly on TG4 on Tuesday and Thursday at 8.30pm with an omnibus on Sunday at 7.30pm.
Its also available to view on TG4 and RTE player and viewers can catch up on season 24 on RTE One.
The TG4 Drama Ros na Rún is sponsored by XL, which has close on 250 stores nationwide, providing employment to almost 2,500 people.
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