Film maker in Residence


Kerry County Council is delighted to announce that Ciara Hyland is Kerry County Council’s new filmmaker in residence (co-funded by the Arts Council).

Since 2009, Ciara has worked freelance in research and production on documentaries and long running series for RTE and TG4. Her credits include the traditional music series "Geantraí" for TG4, the "Fleadh Cheoil" series for RTE and "Spillane an Fánaí" with singer/ songwriter John Spillane for TG4. She recently started working as a Segment Producer/ Director and Editor for Duiche series for TG4. In 2016 she started producing and directing documentary segments for Nationwide RTE through Pioneer Media.

In 2016, Ciara directed a documentary commission for TG4 - 'Diarmuid Lynch - Óglach Dearmadta (The Forgotten Volunteer). Broadcasting on TG4 on Easter Monday 2016 at 7.30pm, it's the story of Diarmuid Lynch, the last man out of the GPO whom history subsequently forgot.

Ciara has an interest in digital storytelling and intends to use this during the course of her residency to bring filmmaking to more people in Kerry.


Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email:

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