Director of Drama
Eileen is originally from Dublin but has been living in Ratoath for over forty years. Eileen has trained with John Cantwell in the Irish Film Actor’s Studio Dublin and Kathleen Yeates Abbey School of Acting. She has been writing for a number of years and had some of her short stories published. Her plays include The Bad Lorraine Bailey, The Seduction of Eddie Flynn’s Father and Ragman. Her new play Keeping Abreast was accepted into the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, where it received a four star review from The Scotsman. She has directed plays by Ibsen, Friel, O’Casey and Keane. Eileen is also an actress having appeared in theatre productions The Magdalene White Wash, Riders to The Sea, Midsummers night’s Dream and Portia Coughlan. Writing workshops include Michael Harding, Mark O’Halloran and Deirdre Kinahan.
Along with Amanda Doherty, Eileen teaches drama for teens in The Venue Theatre.
She graduated from NUI Maynooth in 2010 where she studied Arts Theatre and Drama and is currently studying in Saint Patrick’s College/DCU for her MA in Theatre Studies.