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Deirdre is author of “Irish Moves – an illustrated history of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland”, and “Orientalism, Orientation. read more>


Deirdre has curated many events, exhibitions, and directed many theatre shows, including, most recently, “Mother Tongue” at Kilkee’s Culturlann Sweeney (Nov 23 – Dec 1st, 2018), and at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, for Culture Night, 2018. read more>

Film Documentaries  Deirdre’s moving documentary “True North” which brings us to Ogoki and Cat Lake, remote native reserves in North Ontario, Canada, where her parents ran the local schools in the 1970s & 1980s, as immortalised in Paud Mulrooney’s Super 8 films, premiered at the Belgrade-Irish Festival in 2018.  Her short film “Jerusalem”, about Colin Davidson’s eponymous exhibition premiered at in September 2017.  “Dance Emergency” (TG4 Splanc!), made its Dublin premiere on Culture Night 2017  at the Military Archive, Cathal Brugha Barracks, home to Erina Brady’s G2 File; and its CANADIAN PREMIERE at Irish Film Festival Ottawa, 2017.  It was selected in 2016 for “Dance on Camera” Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center, and “Irish-German Connections in Motion”, at UL’s Irish World Academy of Music & Dance . read more> 

Radio Documentaries

Deirdre’s latest BAI-funded radio documentary “Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai and Son”, about forgotten West Clare Seanchai Padraig “Croaker” O Briain (b.1873), and his English language vernacular poet son, Paddy O’Brien (1920 – 1977),  will be broadcast on Newstalk on December 16th at 7am, and December 22nd at 9pm, after which it will be available on podcast.  As part of her RTE Lyric FM series of documentaries on unexplored aspects of WB Yeats, Deirdre made the first ever documentary about Mrs. WB Yeats, entitled “Georgie’s Vision”, which featured at Poetry Ireland HQ on Culture Night 2017.  A visual version premiered at The New School as part of the International Yeats Society Conference, NYC in October, 2017.  Deirdre’s BAI-funded “Surrender on Grand Canal Street”, about De Valera’s overlooked 1916 surrender on her Dublin windowsill was broadcast on Newstalk on St. Patrick’s Day, 2017.   read more>

Deirdre’s Diary

Keep up to date with Deirdre’s Diary and the projects she is currently completing. read more>

 Vulgo – Online Culture Magazine

VULGO (2010 – 2016), was an award-winning multidisciplinary Irish Culture Magazine, giving virtual voice, precious insights, and maybe even occasional epiphanies to those afflicted by cultural passion. After flourishing for 6 terrific years, alas poor VULGO was hacked just one time too many, and was subsumed into the virtual void where most online magazines go…  


Take a look at Deirdre’s latest work for sale. read more>

Dance Emergency/ Damhsa na hEigeandala Trailer

Take a look at the trailer for Dance Emergency.  North American Premiere at Lincoln Center NYC Dance on Camera Festival on February 12th, 2016 supported by Culture Ireland

The Archive – Looking Back

Take a look back at Deirdre’s previous work. read more>