Current Residents

Artists, writers, musicians... each season different residents carry out their own research and participate in CCI's cultural programme 

The combination of living and working in historic and atmospheric surroundings, in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, is of undeniable benefit to each artist in residence as well as an important means of channelling a wealth of artistic influence towards Ireland and its creative community.

Una Mullally & Sarah Francis

Una Mullally & Sarah Francis 

September - September 2021

Una Mullally is a writer from Dublin working across multiple forms including journalism, poetry, oral history, non-fiction, and screenwriting. Sarah Francis is a screenwriter, director, and photographer from Donegal. While at CCI, Sarah and Una are working on the final elements of the screenplay of an upcoming feature film. They will also explore ideas for new projects including themes around the nature of home and queer housing that emerged during lockdown.


Shane O’Reilly

Shane O’Reilly 

September - October 2021

Shane O’Reilly trained as an actor and writer at Trinity College Dublin. He has performed with The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, Druid, Landmark, Barnstorm and Prime Cut along with other Irish and international companies. He has also written extensively for film and theatre as well as working as a dramaturg in both dance and theatre notably with Liz Roche (Dēmos), Emma Martin (Birdboy), Emma O’Kane (Jockey) and Paul Curley (Bake!). While at the CCI he will create the first draft of a new play called Father Figure that was commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.


David Coonan

David Coonan 

September - September 2021

David Coonan is a musician and composer based in Dublin. He has composed for multiple contexts, including music for concerts, opera, theatre, dance, and film installations. Recent and upcoming work includes Dēmos – a music and dance project conceived in collaboration with choreographer Liz Roche, for Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble – and Horse Ape Bird – a new youth opera for Irish National Opera and Music Generation, written with playwright Dylan Coburn Gray. While at the CCI, David is starting work on a new multi-movement composition for piano, video, actor, and electronics, titled Twenty Visions of a Hidden Traveller.


Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore 

September - October 2021

Director, designer and animator Tomm Moore is a founding partner in Cartoon Saloon, a multi award-winning animation studio, and in Lighthouse studios, both of which are based in Kilkenny. Having completed three films based on Irish history and folklore, with styles based on Irish medieval and megalithic art influences, Tomm now wishes to step back and find a new graphic style and storytelling approach. During his residency at the CCI, he relishes the opportunity to engage in the artistic life of Paris and deepen his working relationship with numerous French artists he has collaborated with over the years while studying life drawing and immersing himself in French bandes dessinées culture, animation and filmmaking history.

Come and discover the animated film "Wolfwalkers" co-directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.


Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley 

September - October 2021

Born in Dublin and now living in Brooklyn, New York, Paul Rowley is a politically engaged film maker. Following ‘The Red Tree’, which tells the little-known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime, he is now completing a feature documentary ‘Gays against Guns’ about the movement to end the gun violence epidemic in the United States. While in residence at CCI, Paul is working on a new script set in the Irish LGBTQ+ community in the early 1980s when being gay was still a criminal offence.

Event with Paul Rowley on Thursday 23 September, 7.30pm