Rory Brown is the son of Agnes Brown and Redser Brown. Is is a trained hair stylist.


Agnes describes Rory as her "delicate" and "gentle" son. He was always a happy child, but she's concerned that he never has any luck with women. Rory is Agnes' second eldest son and the only one to be homosexual, a fact acknowledged by all of his family members except his mother, who seemed completely oblivious to the fact until she realises this with Cathy's intervention in Mammy of the Groom. Rory is not married, up until the end of Season 3, when he gets married to Dino Doyle, in a private ceremony.

Rory is a hairdresser working at a salon called Wash And Blow along with Dino. He lives in Finglas, Dublin with his mother Agnes, siblings Dermot and Cathy, his Grandad and his sister-in-law, Maria, who is married to Dermot


Rory is Agnes' only child that is a homosexual as he is in a relationship with his work colleague Dino.

His sexuality is hinted in Mammy's Secret where Rory tries to tell Agnes in Foley's however he is unable to do so. It is also hinted later on in that episode when Agnes is having a discussion with Cathy and Cathy says "Rory knows what he wants to tell you. He's just afraid that he'll hurt you, thats all". This is also hinted even more when the family are discussing who is coming to Dermot and Maria's wedding, when Rory said that he won't be bringing a girl. Rory was also apparently caught wearing his sister Cathy's communion dress when he was about 10.

Agnes is the only character not to know about his homosexuality up until Mammy of the Groom where she describes it as an illness. Until then, she was completely unaware of this and even Agnes' friend Winnie McGoogan knew that Rory was homosexual.


  • "All right, mammy?" - (First line)