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David Ryan ·

David Ryan

David has worked as a writer/ researcher for Tile Films since 2005, while also working intermittently for other television production companies. He works both in development and production, specialising in historical documentaries, and has researched some of Tile’s landmark projects, including the IFTA-winning Cromwell in Ireland (which he co-wrote), the acclaimed series a Chónaigh i moTheachsa? (series 1 and 2), the epic 6 x 52 minute series Decoding Christianity, Death or Canada and The Ghosts of Duffy’s Cut. He also wrote and directed the ‘Howth Castle’ programme in Series 2 of a Chónaigh i moTheachsa? (2012).

David is also a freelance historian, and has published articles on aspects of 18th and 19th-century Irish history. His first full-length book, Blasphemers & Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs, the definitive study of the elite ‘hellfire clubs’ of 18th-century Ireland, was published by Merrion Books in 2012.

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