Quirke is a 3 part television series based on the first 3 novels by Benjamin Black, pseudonym for Irish novelist John Banville.
Quirke was orphaned as a child. He grew up in a catholic church run industrial school in Carricklea in County Sligo, west of Dublin.
The boy was later taken out of the school and adopted by wealthy Judge Garret Griffin. As an adult he trained to become a pathologist but in the series he does some sleuthing too.
Quirke stars Gabriel Byrne as the pathologist and aired in Ireland and the UK in 2014.