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Genre Dramality
Created by Fintan Maguire
Dara Tallon
Starring Jay Abbey
Niall Fagon
Cormac Branagan
Kelly Donegan
David Buckley
Nikita Murray
Patrick Delaney
Opening theme "Kill Me" by Make The Girl Dance
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 22
Running time 30–40 mins
Original channel TV3
Original run 12 December 2011 (2011-12-12) – 15 March 2013
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Tallafornia is a TV show on TV3 in Ireland that previewed in December 2011 before returning as a full series in January 2012.[1] It is considered to be Ireland's answer to Jersey Shore[according to whom?]. It is set in the quiet village of Rathcoole, ten minutes outside Tallaght, and is considered competition to RTÉ's Fade Street[according to whom?]. Seven housemates (ranging from 19 to 28 years of age) from Tallaght and the surrounding areas live together in a lavish townhouse in which their every act is filmed.

The show was created by Fintan Maguire and Dara Tallon and was produced by Dara Tallon, Owen McArdle and Fintan Maguire (executive producer).

Tallafornia 2[edit]

In 2012 TV3 announced a second series of the show which was filmed in Santa Ponsa[2] The station held open auditions for new candidates to appear in the show and received over 1,700 new applicants.[3][4] A preview episode for the second series aired on TV3 on 8 December 2012. In this episode the housemates recap their behavior from series one and go to the holiday villa in Santa Ponza where the second series was filmed. The second series began on TV3 on 4 January 2013 with the same cast as in series one. On 25 January, new cast member Marc O'Neill was seen for the first time on the show when he emerged naked from the pool at the villa to meet and greet the other cast members. During the second series, Marc and Natalie got close and became a couple. Also during the series Marc wound Cormac up on many occasions about his weight training and personality. The final episode of series two aired on 15 March 2013 as the cast left Santa Ponza to return to Ireland.

A new companion show Tallafornia: The After Party was launched in January 2013 and is shown directly after each new episode on TV3. The show which is hosted by Claire Solan is live and features a panel composed of members of the cast, and a celebrity guest to discuss the episode just aired. All members of the cast appeared on the show on 15 March which had followed the last episode of series two. In this episode it was confirmed that Marc and Natalie had since split up after returning to Ireland.[5]


The show, although having received a large amount of popularity, has also garnered criticism from the public, with some considering Tallafornia to be a cheap copy of other reality television series, such as Jersey Shore, and others calling it an embarrassment to the Irish.[6][7] Senator David Norris said Tallifornia is guilty of "exploiting young people". On 13 March 2012, he told Seanad Éireann Tallafornia was as a "drink-sodden programme" which encourages its participants to "behave licentiously and compete to bring people home to bed them".[8][9]

YouTube personalities Peter Ganley and Chris Green produced a web series entitled Tallafornia Swipe in which they watched each episode of the show, humorously commenting upon them and mocking the show's stars. Within weeks the Evening Herald reported that the series was consistently attracting more viewers than Tallafornia itself.[10]


  1. ^ "Tallafornia: Porn without the sex?". Irish Examiner. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "TV3’s ‘Tallafornia’ Returning for Second Series". IFTN. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "1,000 People Apply For ‘Tallafornia’". IFTN. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fun in the sun as Tallafornia set to shoot new series in Majorca". Herald. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "The After Show Website". TV3. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tallafornia: Porn without the sex?". Irish Examiner. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tallafornia isn’t real – but it is normalising bad behaviour". Journal. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "'Tallafornia' exploiting its stars, says Norris". Irish Independent (Independent.ie). 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tallafornia's Nikita seems oblivious to all the damage she's done to her reputation". Irish Independent. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Campos, Adelina. "YouTube spoof Tallafornia Swipe attracts twice as many viewers as reality show". Evening Herald. Independent News and Media. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 

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Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:11:35 -0700

The Tallafornia cast member, who shot to prominence on the programme, has embarked on a new dream of bodybuilding after winning her debut competition earlier this year. The 24-year-old regularly keeps followers up to date with her efforts in the gym ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

With no rehearsals and no script, Tallafornia's Kelly Donegan (pictured) and style queen Ciara Doherty joined the presenter in the Dublin venue last night. Fitness fanatic Kelly admitted she was "terrified" before the show but decided to go for it ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:04:24 -0700

The 24-year-old has truly ditched her 'Tallafornia' days of rowdy nights out for an extremely healthy lifestyle. Donegan is currently running a blog, Kelly's Bikini Brawn, which aims to provide an all-round guide to being in the best mental and ...

Irish Mirror

Irish Mirror
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:02:06 -0800

Tallafornia stars are set to rake in the cash when the show is broadcast in the UK – making up to €10,000 for club appearances. The raunchy TV3 programme has signed a deal with Channel 5 that will see it air on the British channel later in the year ...


Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:41:15 -0800

Leanne's boyfriend Dave Behan (29), of Tallafornia fame, runs his own gym in Greystones called Go Gym and the Limerick native admits that he has been a brilliant influence on her. "I'm working towards opening up my own personal training studio so I'm ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:38:46 -0700

Several reports this weekend suggested that Tallafornia stars Phil Penny and Nikita Murray would be joined by Callum Best and a bevy of other outrageous reality stars for a Dublin-based show which would see them tour Ireland's nightclubs. "It's not the ...
Irish Mirror
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:46:12 -0800

Nobody – not least the cast themselves – would have expected Tallafornia to be sold to the UK. But that is just what TV3 managed to pull off, with Channel 5 buying up the rights to the sex-filled reality series. Already, those in the know are expecting ...

Irish Examiner

Irish Examiner
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:56:15 -0800

The entire cast of Tallafornia. We could never pick just one. Not when we had to chose between Cormac, the taxi driver with the mysterious American accent, Natalie, the glow in the dark DJ, and creepy Nidge-doppelganger Phil. Billed as TV3's answer to ...

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