These 10 Irish crime shows will make a great St. Patrick's Day watch

As St. Patrick's Day rolls around, here are 10 great Irish crime shows to check out.

Photo: The Dublin Murders.. Image Courtesy Steffan Hill, Starz
Photo: The Dublin Murders.. Image Courtesy Steffan Hill, Starz /
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Jane Seymour
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Harry Wild

It’s always great to see Jane Seymour back on TV, and the veteran actress is a delight in this new series. She plays a retired English professor who moves to Dublin to keep an eye on her detective son. To his chagrin, his mom keeps interfering in his cases, causing trouble but able to figure things out with her unique mindset. It's not long before she graduates to become a private eye.

Seymour is wonderful with the show utilizing the Dublin setting well. The cases revolve from boxing matches to mobsters to a murder game that turns very real with Seymour a terrific focus to make it a hit for anyone who loves classic private eyes with a fun charm. 

Harry Wild is available to stream on Acorn TV.

Bloodlands

This steamy Northern Irish procedural mixes a couple of “cases of the week” with a long-reaching mystery arc. James Nesbitt is a veteran detective called in when the body of an IRA killer is found in a submerged car. This links to a series of murders and disappearances, including Nesbitt’s own wife. 

The show addresses the dark and bloody past of Northern Ireland, where tensions remain high. That includes clashes between the cops while Nesbitt goes against his own superiors to find an elusive assassin. The show doesn’t shy away from how Northern Ireland’s dark period of “the Troubles” gives it a gripping edge that other series may lack.

Bloodlands is available to stream on Acorn TV.