Welcome to Irish Captain, your first fansite dedicate to Colin O'Donoghue. He's best known for playing Killian Jones/Hook in ABC's Once Upon a Time.

We are here for all your Colin needs; we aim to bring you breaking news, brand new pictures, and behind the scenes information on all things Colin. For any problems, comments or image donations feel free to contact me. Explore the site and enjoy your stay!

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Here are three fun .gif images of Colin with fellow castmates and other celebrity Comic-Con goers at the Entertainment Weekly Social Photo Booth. Click on the image for the full, animated image.

Check out more images from the photo booth on the EW website!


I will be adding high quality photos of Colin at the San Diego Comic-Con International throughout the day. The first batch of photos include Colin with the Once Upon A Time cast in the TV Guide Magazine yacht shoot and the show’s panel. A big thanks to: Kieran, Claudia, and FarFarAway!


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Public Appearances > 2014 > July 26: San Diego Comic-Con “Once Upon A Time” Panel
Public Appearances > 2014 > July 26: San Diego Comic-Con TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites Panel
Public Appearances > 2014 > July 26: San Diego Comic-Con International
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This post will be edited throughout the day to include more videos featuring Colin at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International! If you have any videos you would like posted here, please tweet links to us! If you took the video yourself, we’d be more than happy to include a link credit.

I have put the videos under a READ MORE due to there being a lot of videos!


I have added 5 high quality images of Colin at the Playboy and A&E “Bates Motel” party at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA on Friday, July 25, thanks to FarFarAway.

Please keep checking back for updates on the Once Upon A Time and TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites panels that Colin will be attending on Saturday, July 26.


When the writers of Once Upon a Time decided to tackle the iconic character of Captain Hook in season two, fans couldn’t have imagined the Hook we’d actually end up with. In fact, Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue didn’t even think he was right for the part, said the actor in an exclusive interview with Blastr.

“My first thought was, ‘Well, I’m not old enough to play Captain Hook.’ Obviously everybody had that traditional idea of Captain Hook in their minds,” said O’Donoghue. “[Creators] Eddie [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] wanted to go for a slightly younger Captain Hook. I thought it would be a nice way to put a slant on the guy, try and make him slightly more lovable than outwardly evil, which is how he’s always been portrayed before. He’s just sort of a nasty bad guy in everything else, whereas in this, I wanted people to feel bad for liking him,” said O’Donoghue.

While we might not exactly feel bad for liking him, considering the Hook and Emma romance that’s sprung up, he certainly has evolved from the villain we’ve known in the past. Expect his evolution to continue as Once Upon a Time premieres its two-hour season-three finale on Sunday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ET.

“He is different than any other Hook,” he said. “It’s a fantastic thing to be able to get to play such an iconic character, and be able to do it in a way where I can put my own spin on it. That was a thing that I thought about when I was coming into it. I was a bit worried about whether or not people would respond to this Hook, or whether they would be like, ‘He’s not like the Hook that we grew up with so we don’t accept him.’ But people have taken Hook to heart a little bit, which is good.”

That doesn’t mean that things haven’t been complicated, first in his quest to get revenge against Rumpelstiltskin, in Neverland in the battle with Peter Pan, and, most recently, against the Wicked Witch. Hook recently even fell prey to an evil plan through which his lips were enchanted and he had instructions to kiss Emma -– a kiss that would strip her of her powers.




“A Curious Thing” – Zelena threatens to kill Henry if Hook – whose lips have been cursed by the Wicked Witch — doesn’t proceed with kissing Emma, which will drain all of her magical powers away, and things begin to heat up between Regina and Robin Hood. Meanwhile, back in the Fairy Tale Land that was during the past year, Snow and Charming go in search of Glinda, The Good Witch of the South, to see if she can help them defeat Zelena, and the curse that will ultimately send the Fairy Tale characters back to Storybrooke is cast — but from an unlikely source, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Sarah Bolger as Aurora, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sunny Mabrey as Glinda, Julian Morris as Prince Phillip, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood and Christopher Gauthier as Smee.

“A Curious Thing” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Ralph Hemecker.


ll aboard the love boat, mateys!

Although we’re still mourning the loss of (Spoiler warning!) Neal (Michael Raymond-James) on Once Upon a Time, we are ready to start putting our heartache in the past and looking forward to an official love connection in the future. There’s no denying that Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) share some seriously steamy chemistry, and we’re eagerly waiting to find out what’s coming up next for this dynamic duo.

Desperate for an update, we caught up with Storybrooke’s savior Morrison and she promised us that Hook and Emma will continue to grow closer as this season continues.”[Hook] is definitely becoming a part of her life,” the actress revealed to E! News’ Marc Malkin Wednesday night on the red carpet for Zooey Deschanel’s Tommy Hilfiger clothing line launch.

OUAT co-creator Adam Horowitz recently told us that CaptainSwan shippers may have to be patient before we get to see another magical smooch. “Their relationship is continuing to develop and grow, but right now, both of them are embroiled in something beyond romance,” the showrunner revealed. “So while they’re dealing with any feelings they may or may not have for one another, the stakes are raised so high now.”

In addition to dealing with Neal’s shocking death and sorting out her feeling for Hook, Emma is also facing a wickedly huge problem. To find out all the juicy secrets that Morrison spilled to us about what’s next for Hook and Emma, click on the video above!

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