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Colm Bairéad


Colm has been working as a director and writer for over 15 years, gaining considerable experience as both a drama and documentary filmmaker. He has directed a number of multi-award-winning short films and many hours of documentary television for RTÉ, TG4 and TV3/Virgin Media. These include the four-part IFTA-nominated series, The Joy, the award-winning feature-length drama-documentary, Murdair Mhám Trasna, the IFTA award-winning docudrama, Cumann na mBan – Women of the Revolution and the IFTA-nominated documentary, Frank O’Connor - Idir Dhá Shruth. Colm’s 2013 fly-on-the-wall doc series, An Ceoldráma (The Musical) was nominated for three IFTA Awards, including Best Director. In 2020, Colm directed McGuinness, a major one-hour documentary on the controversial Republican leader for RTÉ One. An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is Colm's narrative feature film debut.

Nov. 14, 2022

Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoi: Making Noise With "The Quiet Gi…

In times past, the Irish language (Gaelic) was thought by some to be a mark of backwardness. In this episode, husband and wife team, Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoi reveal how Ireland's native tongue provided entrée to t...

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