TUAM-BASED screenwriters Mary Fox and Marty Thornton, who wrote three episodes for this year’s season of Hidden Assets. Photo: Ray Ryan

Tuam’s Hidden Assets

The last episode of Series Two of the hit crime drama Hidden Assets has recently aired on RTE but the start of Season Three is being penned right on our doorstep

HAVING looked at 47 houses, dined in restaurants in too many towns in too many counties, screenwriters Mary Fox and Marty Thornton got hooked on Tuam.

The writing duo was honestly surprised by how much they love the town and while they’d driven through it on the way to look at properties elsewhere, they hadn’t thought to consider it among the places they were looking at to live.

“Tuam is the friendliest place,” beams Mary, whose enthusiasm about the town is refreshing.

“It ticked all the boxes. It’s full of life and character; personalities. And of course, the supermarkets!” Mary adds with a smile. It’s true, if supermarket tourism was a thing, this town would lead (or even Lidl!) the way.

The poster accompanying this piece gives a big hint as to why I’ve chatted with these new Tuam residents. Mary and Marty find Tuam the perfect place to write and it’s where they are currently working on the first episode for Season Three of RTÉ’s successful crime drama Hidden Assets.

The final episode of Season Two aired last Monday night and I won’t give any spoilers, but take it that there were a few twists to give plenty of scope for the next storyline which Mary and Marty are already working on.

Although they are natives to Galway, it hasn’t been home for decades. They have lived where the work brought them and that has been pretty much anywhere…

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