moira sweeney




Film Artist


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Filmed & Directed by Moira Sweeney

The documentary will be screened as part of:

port | river |city           Port Perspectives

Irish Film Institute, September 23rd 2017

Check out Rhythms of a Port     Check out Port Perspectives

Check out Moira’s Films

TRACKS AND TRAILS   with Sherwin Media

Broadcasting on RTÉ Friday 8pm, April - July  2017

Check out Annalise Murphy on the Royal Canal

LOGAINM (Placename)  with Nemeton TV

Broadcasting on TG4 Tuesday 8pm March–August 2017

Check out Fermanagh

Check out Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine singing on the Curragh

MOIRA SWEENEY, director of Spirit Level Productions is a documentary director and photographer with extensive experience in making quality television. She has a BA Honors in Fine Art from the University of Northumbria and an MA in TV Drama from Goldsmiths' University, London where she won the Fuji Film Scholarship. Her documentaries and programmes have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC, RTÉ, TG4, ZDF and nominated for Irish Film and Television Academy, Boston Irish Film Festival and Radharc awards. Her films have achieved international recognition with screenings at the key film festivals including London, Melbourne, Berlin, Dublin and Edinburgh. She has received awards from the Arts Councils of Ireland and England and the Banff Centre in Canada for her films and photography. Her photographs have been exhibited and published in Ireland, England and Croatia and most recently, Crann Beatha was supported to tour in OPW venues by The Tree Council Of Ireland.

Moira is the Course Director for the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production with Waterford Institute of Technology and Nemeton TV.  She is completing a practice based PhD in Cultural Studies and Social Documentary Practice at the Centre for Transcultural and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology. Supported with a Fiosraigh Scholarship, Dublin City Council and the School of Media, DIT.


RHYTHMS OF A PORT  – Multi Media Film Installation

Royal Geographic Society, Nexus of Art and Geography, 2016

Women and the Sea Seminar, National Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire, 2015

Art and Geography, Geographers Conference of Ireland, Queens University, 2015

Mind the Gap, NCAD, Dublin, 2015

Rhythms of a Port Film Installation on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay:

Video Essay of Rhythms of a Port Installation:

CLEAS ACT with Tyrone Productions

Broadcasting on TG4 every Sunday 8pm March 2016- May 2016 - March 2016   

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Series starts: Wednesday 18th September TG4 / Sunday 22nd  2013 September BBC NI

Series Produced of Big Mountain Production’s successful Music Series featuring artists such as Derek Ryan and Billy Yates.


Series Starts: Friday 22nd February 2013, 7.30pm

Director of the six part musical journey through Ulster Aniar Aduaidh. Featuring Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh it is produced by Independent Pictures and Tobar Productions for RTÉ and the ILBF.


Exhibition of the audio visual installation Stevedoring Stories at the CHQ on Georges Dock, Dublin 1 for the Tall Ships Races 2012 in conjunction with Photo Ireland 2012.   Hundreds of thousands passed through the CHQ. The installation was exhibited again as part of the Dublin Docks River Festival in June 2013.

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Moira presented the paper 'Space and the Geographical Imagination on Dublin Docklands' in Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano at ECREA’s  'Media and the City' conference in March 2012. The paper was published in ‘Media and the City’, Cambridge Press, 2013.