DOMHNALL O’DONOGHUE

Hailing from Navan, Domhnall is a graduate of the Bachelor in Acting Studies Programme, Trinity College Dublin, later completing a Master’s in Screenwriting at Dún Laoghaire IADT. He now works as a journalist, actor, author, screenwriter, and arts mentor.

For four years, Domhnall enjoyed the responsibility of being Assistant Editor at Irish Tatler Man, a title that won Consumer Magazine of the Year. Thanks to this exciting role, he interviewed a host of high-profile names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine, Jacques Villeneuve, David Gandy and Dynamo.

The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Irish Daily Mail, Woman’s Way, The Gloss, Social & Personal Weddings, Irish Wedding Diary, Confetti, Irish Brides, Positive Life and Writing.ie, amongst others, have all published Domhnall’s work. He’s currently Assistant Editor of trade magazine Futura and has contributed to Today FM, TV3’s Ireland AM, Stellar and RSVP magazines.

Tirgearr Publishing released Domhnall’s first novel, Sister Agatha: The World’s Oldest Serial Killer, in late 2016. The comedy became a number-one bestseller on Amazon and received great critical acclaim (“Beautifully written. With Sister Agatha, surely he has secured himself as a one to watch in contemporary Irish literature. We loved it.” – Woman’s Way, Book of the Week). In 2019, Mercier Press, Ireland’s oldest publishing house, will release his second offering, Colin and the Concubine – a quirky comedy detailing a sibling rivalry set against the backdrop of a brothel in 1980s Navan.

Domhnall has developed a handful of screenwriting projects with various production companies such as Blinder, The Comedy Unit, Screentime Shinawil, Tyrone and Firebrand. He co-wrote the short, A Clown’s Requiem, which was the recipient of funding from the IFB and premièred at the Galway Film Fleadh.

As an actor, Domhnall has collaborated with some of the country’s main theatres companies, markedly the Abbey & Peacock theatres. Screen credits include The EscapistThe Clinic, and The Tudors. He played the role of Liam McGuire in the long-running Bulmer’s campaign and has been appearing as Pádraig in TG4’s award-winning series Ros na Rún for five seasons. He made his presenting début alongside Jennifer Maguire, filming a pilot for a game show.

With Co-operation Ireland, a peace-building charity, Domhnall works as an arts mentor. As a result of this work, he met Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins in Belfast in 2012.