Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that when his financial situation reverses, he will be able to get his children back; money is hard to come by. During that time, Evelyn and her brothers suffer the abuses of living in orphanages while Desmond struggles to secure finances. Now he must battle the courts to get his children back.


Title: Evelyn

Release Date: 2002

Genres: Drama

    Directors: Beresford, Bruce


  • Vavasseur, Sophie as Evelyn Doyle
  • Beagan, Niall as Dermot Doyle
  • McDonagh, Hugh as Maurice Doyle
  • Brosnan, Pierce as Desmond Doyle
  • Devlin, Mairead as Charlotte Doyle
  • Kelly, Frank as Henry Doyle
  • Mullan, Claire as Mrs. Daisley
  • Lucchesi, Alvaro as Inspector Logan
  • Keogh, Garrett as District Judge
  • O”Suilleabhain, Daithi as Brother Eustace
  • Irvine, Andrea as Sister Brigid
  • Quinn, Marian as Sister Theresa
  • Ardiff, Karen as Sister Felicity
  • Margulies, Julianna as Bernadette Beattie
  • Hogan, Bosco as Father O”Malley

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