Biography

Hilary is an award-winning programme maker and journalist with extensive experience of working in television and radio as a series producer and director. As a journalist, she has over twenty years’ experience in interviewing and writing for various national media.

She originally graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours law degree (LL.B, Bachelor in Laws) and qualified as a barrister from The Kings Inns Dublin (BL, Barrister-at-Law).

Television, Film and Radio

Hilary is currently in production with her own television documentary for Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ), following six artists who are hoping to have their work accepted for the prestigious summer exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Previous work runs the gamut from current affairs to lifestyle and entertainment. Recent credits include the hit architecture series ‘Dermot Bannon’s USA Homes’ and popular science and technology series ’10 Things to Know About’. Past work includes multi award-winning projects such as ‘Imagining Ulysses’ a feature-length film documentary about James Joyce’s masterpiece and ’Cherish All The Children’  a radio documentary about the remarkable women who refused to give their children up for adoption and became Ireland’s ‘first’ single parents.

Hilary has worked in both the Irish State Broadcaster RTÉ and the independent sector. Her work has been broadcast on television and radio in Europe, been in competition at many festivals worldwide and has been included in Ireland’s Biennial Exhibition of Visual Art.

Writing

Hilary interviews high profile guests each week in her ‘This Much I Know’ column in the Irish Examiner. Previous interviews have featured figures such as Booker Prize winning author Anne Enright and legendary film producer David Puttnam. She has had weekly interview and opinion columns in several Irish national newspapers, was editor of ‘Beyond The Hall Door’ interiors magazine and writes features and travel pieces. Previous features have included a stay at Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre and Canaries Yoga Retreat.

For her fiction work, she recently received three Literature Awards from The Arts Council of Ireland. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including The McLaverty, Fish and New Writer prizes as well as being a winner of the Irish Times/ Powers short story competition.

Teaching

Hilary teaches on the BA in Film and Television Production at Dublin’s Griffith College and guest lectures at the Schools of Meda, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT).

Presenting and Voice Over

She has previously worked as a television presenter and continues to work as a voiceover artist. You can listen to some of her work here Telling Stories to Ourselves and Cherish all the Children.