Waking Ned Devine


Movie Info

Title Waking Ned Devine

Original title Waking Ned

Year 1998

Director Kirk Jones


Top 15 Quotes of “Waking Ned Devine” Movie

“Is there a greater twist of fate Annie? To win half a million and the next minute die from the shock of it!”

Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“Michael and I grew old together. But at times, when we laughed, we grew young. If he was here now, if he could hear what I say, I’d congratulate him on being a great man, and thank him for being a friend.”

Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“- Annie O’Shea: He’s never told a lie in his life.
– Jackie O’Shea: Well, he’s making up for it now.” Fionnula Flanagan – Annie O’Shea
Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“Michael O’Sullivan was my great friend. But I don’t ever remember telling him that. The words that are spoken at a funeral are spoken too late for the man who is dead.”

Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“- Michael O’Sullivan: Take a drink and remember the man.
– Jackie O’Shea: And raise your spirits to the sky. Raise them to Ned Devine. God bless you Ned, and may we be forever in your debt.
– Pig Finn: To Ned Devine.” David Kelly – Michael O’Sullivan
Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea
James Nesbitt – Pig Finn

“Jackie, you must have a terrible thirst on ya tonight. I’ve never seen a man drinking two pints at the same time.”

James Nesbitt – Pig Finn

“In sixty three countries around the world, dozens of lottery machines spin hundreds of lottery balls. It takes seconds for the winning numbers to be selected… seconds for the losers to realize they’ve lost. But for the winners, it is an event that will undoubtedly change their lives forever.”

Paul Vaughan – Narrator

“- Kitty: How are we gonna recognise the lotto man when he comes?
– Jackie O’Shea: He sneezes.
– Kitty: Sneezes?
– Jackie O’Shea: Sneezes. He gets hay fever when he’s in the country.”

Kitty Fitzgerald – Kitty
Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“I’m not a great man for telling things the way they are. I mean, I’ve been known to add a little color to stories and riddles for the benefit of those who will listen.”

Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“Dear God. You’ll be cursing in heaven tonight, Ned Devine.” Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“You’re a country boy, Jackie. Do you think you can think you can outsmart the man from the city?”

Fionnula Flanagan – Annie O’Shea

“He survived all those storms to be washed away by a few plastic lottery balls.” David Kelly – Michael O’Sullivan

“We find the winners and make sure we are their best friends when they cash the cheque.” Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“What a wonderful thing it would be to visit your own funeral. To sit at the front and hear what was said, maybe say a few things yourself.”

Ian Bannen – Jackie O’Shea

“There can be times when winning the lottery can be just as bad as losing the lottery.”

Brendan Dempsey – Jim Kelly