Run to the Rock

24th Oct 2016

I was the Video Designer on this new multi-media work created by Amanda Coogan, which was Co-commissioned by British Council and Belfast International Arts Festival and opened in the MAC, Belfast. 

Sean Hillen, Merging Views - Winner best short Documentary Galway Film Fleadh

11th Jul 2016

This new short documentary portrait observes artist Seán Hillen as he creates a beautiful new photomontage. He shares thoughts about his work and recent personal discovery.

The film is now available to watch in full here.

Please click here to view trailer.

Fergal McCarthy - Take Me To The River

7th Jul 2016

I worked with artist Fergal McCarthy on his new exhibition at the VISUAL gallery in Carlow. I documented Fergal's trip from Dublin to Carlow in a boat he made from junk he pulled out of the Canal.


19th May 2016

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Working with ReDrawing Dublin, I remade the opening sequence of the Woody Allen film Manhattan, in Dublin.


New Amanda Coogan book

7th Apr 2016

I was the photographer for this new Amanda Coogan book 'I'll sing you a song from around the town' which features my photographs throughtout her six week long show in Dublin's RHA gallery.  

Available from the RHA Gallery.

Street Trees

28th Feb 2016

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A video about trees I made for ReDrawing Dublin.

Joseph Walsh Studio

15th Jun 2015

This is a video I made documenting a photo shoot for a new piece from Joseph Walsh Studio.

Please click here if video is not visible.

Upcoming Screenings

17th Sep 2014

My films 13 Women and Yellow have a few screenings coming up soon. Both 13 Women and Yellow are exhibiting at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. 13 Women is screening at Taylorfest in Carlow for Curture Night and will be performend with a live musical score, 13 times throughout the night.

Beyond Pebbledash

9th Sep 2014

I made this video documenting the construction of the project Beyond Pebbledash. The project is on display in Collins Barracks until January 2015 with the video on display in the main entrance of the Museum. 

Dublin Cycling Stories

29th May 2014

Dublin Cycling Stories is a series of 5 short portraits of people who use bikes to get around Dublin. Made by myself and Jason Butler with support of Dublin Cycling Campaign, Dublin City Council and the National Transportation Authority.

City of Churches

26th Mar 2014

I was commisioned to make a short documentary with Randal Hodkinson for a recent City of Culture exhibition in Limerick.

Cycling with Fergal

18th Mar 2014

This is the latest in our Cycling with... series.

Fergal McCarthy is an artist, living in Dublin. 

Cycling with Max

21st Jan 2014

Max is an art historian.

He has a special interest in architecture of all periods, but his true passion is the ‘Amsterdam School’ architecture of the 1900s.

On a late summer afternoon, we went on a cycle with Max along the characteristic Amsterdam School buildings. We learned how – over a century ago – an insurgent group of young architects with a vision on functionality and style and an urge to shake up the status quo, came to design the social housing projects that bring in millions of tourist to Amsterdam each year.

13 WOMEN - a timelapse performance film

18th Nov 2013

This is another collaboration piece I made with the performance artist Amanda Coogan, and another exploration into looking at possibilities for capturing durational performance.  13 WOMEN is a new live performance by Amanda in collaboration with thirteen performers, it explores the Church Street disaster of 1913 and its parallel with contemporary Irish society.   This performance took place in the Hugh Lane Gallery over 12 hours.

Open House Limerick - Places + Spaces

21st Oct 2013

Open House Limerick commissioned me to make a video looking at their theme 'Places + Spaces'. I decided to make a timelapse video around the city looking to find different angles and shots that highlighted some of the city's built enviroment.

Cycling with Julie

26th Jun 2013

Julie is a photographer living in Amsterdam. She is Czech, but moved to the Netherlands when she was 10.

We went cycling with Julie on a sunny day and discussed her move to the Netherlands, the differences between her two cultures and her search for the perfect photograph.

You can see some of Julie's work at

In other news, we got a nice write up in the Irish Times recently, click here to read.

Dublin Cycling Stories - Paul

22nd Jun 2013

This is the first in a series of five videos myself and Jason Butler are making with the aim of promoting cycling in Dublin. The series is commissioned by Dublin Cycling Campaign and funded by Dublin City Council.

Cycling with Gul

20th May 2013

Gul is an Architect and she also lectures in architecture at Queens University, Belfast.

Cycling with Job

24th Apr 2013

Job Cohen is a Dutch politician.

From 2001 - 2010, he was the mayor of Amsterdam, and its citizens endearingly call him 'Job'. Job became the first public official to wed same-sex couples. Time Magazine awarded him the title "European Hero" in 2005, for his inclusive approach towards ethnic minorities in the city.

Job prefers to cycle to meetings; and we got to cycle along for a while and have a chat with him.

Yellow Screening

4th Apr 2013

To mark the closing of the exhibition “I Had Never Seen A Woman Conduct An Orchestra” there will be a screening of Yellow the film by Paddy Cahill and Amanda Coogan, followed by a talk by Amanda Coogan about Yellow.

Sat 6th April 2013
The Market Studios, Dublin

2-6pm screening of Yellow followed by a talk by Amanda Coogan.

See for more details.

Cycling with Amanda

26th Mar 2013

Amanda Coogan is a performance artist, living in Dublin.

On a windy morning, we went for a cycle with Amanda to Bull Island. We talked about how she grew up as a child of deaf parents, how sign language ultimately influenced her choice to become a performance artist, and where she finds inspiration for her work.

For more on Amanda, visit her website.

The above video has English subtitles available for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, just click the ‘CC’ button on the video player.

Cycling with Alexander & Ernst Jan

14th Jan 2013

Alexander is a tech freak, gadget expert and internet scholar. 
He lives in Amsterdam.

Ernst Jan is a blogger, journalist, and tech entrepreneur.
He also lives in Amsterdam.

We joined Alexander and Ernst Jan on a Sunday cycle through Amsterdam, to discuss friendships via Twitter, the demise (or not) of journalism, and Dutch cycling tricks.

Cycling with Meredith

20th Nov 2012

Cycling with... recently went on a trip to Amsterdam, in this the first of our films from there we caught up with a recently arrived resident of the city and got her impressions of life in the cycling capital, here's Cycling with Meredith!


Liberty Hall plans turned down by An Bord Pleanála

16th Nov 2012

SIPTU's plans to demolish and replace Liberty Hall have been turned down by An Bord Pleanála today. I'm delighted they decided to turn down the application, hopefully now SIPTU might re-consider their plan to demolish the building and instead restore this important piece of Dublins archiutectural heritage.

Above is my 2007 documentary about the building.

Cycling with Ellen

18th Oct 2012

Ellen Rowley is an Architectural Historian who lives with her family in Ballybough, Dublin.

We went for a cycle with Ellen and looked at the architectural heritage around parts of Dublin that often go ignored, the architecture of the 20th Century and her special interest the social housing schemes by the former prolific city architect Herbert Simms.

Ellen recently compiled a book of essays on Irish Architecture "i.e. Patterns of Thought".

Yellow at Moving Image London

9th Oct 2012

Our film Yellow has been selected to be screened at the prestigious Moving Image art fair which runs concurrently with Freize, 11 - 14 October 2012, at The Bargehouse, South Bank.

The screening is supported by Culture Ireland.

Camera Obscura screenings

2nd Oct 2012

My video piece 'A Camera Obscura on the Liffey Quays' has a couple of screenings coming up. Its been selected as one of 15 works selected out of 150 submissions for the Pxel Pops festival which runs in both Wales and Columbia. The theme of this years festival is Living Street. The works are inspired by, highlighting or set on the street.

Cycling with Ollie

11th Sep 2012

Ollie is originally from Belgium, he moved to Ireland to do a masters in business and eight years later he is still here. Inspired by seeing Reva electric cars on a trip to India he set up the company Greenaer with his Irish wife Lisa. The company started with the electric cars, then included electric bikes and now a line of Dutch and delivery bikes.
We went for a cycle with Ollie and he shared his thoughts on what its like to move to Ireland, business, and cycling!

Two Working Men

12th Aug 2012

A few years ago I made a documentary about the building Liberty Hall. At the time I regretted not being able to include in the documentary the story of Oisín Kelly's sculpture 'Two Working Men'. The sculpture was designed and due to go outside Liberty Hall in Dublin but due to some political interference it ended up outside Cork County Hall where they have since become known as Cha & Miah.

Yellow at West Cork Arts Centre

13th Jul 2012

Yellow will be screened at West Cork Arts Centre in association with Sound and Vision strand of Skibbereen Arts Festival. The exhibition opens on Friday July 20th and runs till August 11th.

More info at:

A Camera Obscura on the Liffey Quays

6th Jul 2012

Myself and Michael Ryan made this piece by blacking out the window of a room in my flat and then making a small hole in the blackout, this turned the room into a big camera. We set up a stills camera to take a 4 second exposure every 5 seconds. After we put the stills together into a time lapse video.

The audio was composed by Mike Glennon from The 202s -

Cycling with Ally

29th Jun 2012

This is the next in our 'Cycling with' of videos made by myself and Philip De Roos and edited by Michael Ryan.

A few months back we went for a cycle with Ally. Ally works for Green-Schools, an environmental programme designed to promote sustainability at a young age with kids in schools. Ally's main focus is on increasing cycling numbers among school kids.

More on Green-Schools:

Cycling with Anne

30th May 2012

This is the first in a new series of 'Cycling with' videos made by myself (Paddy Cahill) and Philip De Roos and edited by Michael Ryan.

Back on a cold day in March we went for a cycle with Anne Bedos.

Avoid The Thief

14th Apr 2012

With the increase in popularity of cycling in Dublin so apparently is the rise in bike theft. The Dublin City Council, Gardai and the Dublin Cycling Campaign want to tackle this so they hired me to make a video providing information on how people can best lock their bikes.

Yellow at Limerick City Gallery of Art

20th Mar 2012

My film 'Yellow', a collabration with Amanda Coogan will be screened at the Limerick City Gallery of Art from next Thursday the 22nd of March until the 29th of April 2012.

The film is four hours but will be on a continous loop so the audience are free to come and go.

More on Yellow here

My article for Docomomo US

16th Mar 2012

I recently wrote an article about Liberty Hall for the US branch of the organisation docomomo.


Yellow at Dublin Film Festival

11th Feb 2012

The film 'Yellow' that I made with Amanda Coogan gets its first screening at the Dublin Film Festival. You can buy tickets at the JDIFF website and see our Yellow Blog for more info and details.


8th Feb 2012

Last summer I worked as Location Manager on a film called 'Silence', its a really interesting film. It gets its first outing at the Dublin Film Festival on Febuary 23rd, you can buy tickets and get more info on the JDIFF website and see a trailer on Harvest Films website.

Timelapse in Spain

4th Feb 2012

I was in Spain for christmas and tried out doing a bit of timelapse, here is the result.

Cycling Campaign Video Wins Award

10th Dec 2011

The video I made for the Dublin Cycling Campaign won a first place award at the 'Better Together' video awards run by The Wheel. A prize of €3000 was given to the Cycling Campaign at an awards event held in the Convention Centre on December 2nd.

I was really happy with the win obviously for the campaign, I think the video captured the spirit of the 'better together' theme that the compitetion was trying to promote.

Thanks to all involved!

Park(ing) Day Dublin 2011

22nd Oct 2011

A video I made for Park(ing) Day 2011 in Dublin. Thanks to all involved in Park(ing) Day Dublin!

More info about Park(ing) Day at​

New Music Video - Mark O'Connor - Kate Bush Hunting

30th Sep 2011

Here is a music video I made for Limrocker Mark O'Connor

Cycling Campaign Video

26th Jun 2011

Myself and Philip De Roos made this video for the Dublin Cycling Campaign. The Campaign wanted a video they could use for facebook and their website to let people know what they do and encourage them to get involved. The basic information is fairly boring so myself and Philip looked at how we could get it across in a fun way, we decided on getting members of the campaign out to deliver the information in a group and on a bike! I think the video works in the sense that it portrays the Campaign as a fun group of diverse people.

Bear Bike Videos

23rd May 2011

I made a series of Videos for Bear Bikes to promote their excellent bikes that that they sell here in Dublin. They don't have a traditional bike shop and do most of their buissness online so the idea of the videos is to spread the good word of what they do and show off their beautiful bikes.

Above is one of the videos, see their youtube page for the others.

Rebuilding the Republic New Irish Architecture Video

18th Apr 2011

I just finished making a half hour video with Architectural Critic Shane O'Toole. The video is for a retrospective exhibition of Irish Architecture in the M Muesum in Leuven.

A lot of the exhibition panels in the exhibition tend to be heavy with architectural drawings which are not always easily read by non architects, so my intention with the video is that it would act as an introduction to each building and hopefully guide the viewer back to the panels for a closer view.

Desmond Rea O'Kelly Obituary

7th Mar 2011

Sadly Des Rea O'Kelly the architect of Liberty Hall died on Febuary 18th. Above is a photo of him enjoying Playhouse on Liberty Hall and below is a nice obituary for him in the Irish Times:

Slow Architecture Video screening

19th Oct 2010

Myself and filmmaker Adam Bristow have been documenting the progress of the Slow Architecture exhibition as it makes its way on a barge along the Grand Canal. We have put together a selection of the footage which will screen at the Dublin launch of the exhibition at the Waterways Ireland centre on Grand Canal Quay, Friday the October 29th.

You can get more info on the exhibition at:

Yellow Film Project

19th Oct 2010

I just finished filming on a new project with Amanda Coogan. It involved the filming of six different performances, by six different performers of Yellow by Amanda. The performances are four hours each and I will put them all together in the edit so they run side by side similar to the image above. I was free to move around the space with the camera so it makes for a nice contrast of shots placed together.

My Place blog - Paddy Cahill

18th Oct 2010

PLACE is the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland. They have a blog and recently featured me:

Liberty Hall to be screened at Open House Dublin 2010

8th Oct 2010

I will be giving tours of Liberty Hall again this year as part of the excellent Open House 2010 programme.

'Liberty Hall' will also be screened as part of the weekends events, it will be on Friday the 8th of October at the City Arts Centre on Bachelors Walk at 18:30.

More info on the Open House website

Altered Images at IMMA

17th Jul 2010

Altered Images opens at IMMA on the 17th of June and runs until the 15th of August. Altered Images is an exhibition of art works with an Accessible, interactive and inclusive ethos, the exhibition aims to stimulate engagement with the visual arts for the general public and particularly for disabled people. As part of the exhibition I shot a series of videos for Artist Amanda Coogan.


Liberty Hall DoCoMoMo observation - Irish Times

23rd Mar 2010

We (DoCoMoMo) made an observation on the planning application on the proposed Liberty Hall replacment, below is an Irish Times article covering it:

Architectural group claims Liberty Hall is Dublin 'icon'

FRANK McDONALD Environment Editor

LIBERTY HALL in Dublin should be preserved as a “heritage structure of national importance”, according to the Irish branch of an organisation that seeks to protect icons of the modern movement in architecture.

Fringe Film Festival

20th Feb 2010

Myself and a couple other have organised the Filmmakersnetwork Fringe Film Festival which will take place on March 6th

More to be announced soon at:

Accumulator at VISUAL, Carlow

26th Nov 2009

Accumulator is a series of performances curated by Amanda Coogan and with artists: Amanda Coogan, Neva Elliott, Declan Rooney, Yingmei Duan, Brian Connolly and Alastair Mac Lennan, all taking place at the excellent new gallery at VISUAL, Carlow. I will be shooting the performances on the day, then cutting them and they will be screened in the gallery space where they performed. The exhibition runs till February in the Digital Gallery.

Ease My Mind was nominated for an IMTV Video Music Award

2nd Nov 2009

Ease My Mind was nominated for an Irish Music Television Video Award. The awards will take place in the Sugar Club on Friday, November 27th 2009.

Tom Mathews, Waiting for Goldfish at Cork Film Festival

26th Oct 2009

Tom Mathews, Waiting for Goldfish will be screened at the Cork Film Festival on Friday November 6th.

It has got a good run of screenings recently including the Galway Film Fleadh and Stranger Than Fiction at the IFI.

Tom Mathews, Waiting for Goldfish wins award

26th Oct 2009

Tom Mathews, Waiting for Goldfish was awarded The 2009 Francie award for best short documentary at the 2009 Clones Film Festival.

Open House tours of Liberty Hall

2nd Oct 2009

I'll be giving the tours of Liberty Hall for this years Open House on the mornings of the 10th and 11th, lots of other great events taking place for the weekend so be sure to check some out!

Playhouse for Liberty Hall

24th Sep 2009

Playhouse was a fantastic project that turned Liberty Hall into a giant screen that screened short animations submitted by the public, you can see a video of it here.

The above image is of Des Rea O'Kelly (Architect of Liberty Hall) enjoying the display.

Liberty Hall - Good Reviews!

19th May 2009

After its recent broadcast on RTÉ1 Liberty Hall has recieved a couple good reviews in the Sunday Times and the Sunday Business Post.

Liberty Hall on RTE 1 Television

28th Apr 2009

Liberty Hall will be broadcast by RTE 1 at 20:30 on Monday the 11th of May 2009, it will be available on the RTE Player for 3 weeks after.

Ease my Mind - DATA Talk

13th Nov 2008

Myself and Jules Hackett are giving a talk about how me made the video Ease my Mind for the 202s at DATA (Dublin Arts & Technology Accociation) on Friday the 13th at 19:00 in IMOCA.

20th Century Society

7th Oct 2008

I wrote this 'Building of the Month' Article for the 20th Century Society in the UK, it was great to have Liberty Hall covered by such a promenent organisation:
The Twentieth Century Society - Building of the Month for July & August.

Liberty Hall Screenings

13th Jun 2008

Liberty Hall will be screened in the Black Box in Belfast and a discussion will take place after.

My Liberty Hall article in the Dubliner Magazine

9th Apr 2008

I wrote an article for the Dubliner Magazine as part of a campaign they are running to Save Liberty Hall!