New state-of-the-art TV production studio opens in Connemara

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Fíbín Media has officially opened Fíbín Studio in Baile na hAbhann. Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill with actor Ruarc Ó Confhaola and Darrach O Tuairisg CEO Fibín Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fíbín Media has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art production studio Baile na hAbhann in Connemara.

The award-winning production company will be making both Irish and English television shows that will be shown in Ireland and abroad.

Fíbín Media was founded in 2008, with an aim to produce TV programmes for young audiences in both Irish and English.

It has financed, developed, and produced many creative television programmes for Irish broadcasters and also has a strong track record of selling shows to international markets.

The 130 sq. meters of floor studio space are complimented by post-production facilities, as well as production offices, make-up, green room and kitchen facilities which have already been used for in-house productions for TG4 and RTÉ.

The studio along with the mobile recording rig are available to hire, giving opportunities for many other production companies to avail of the outstanding new facility.

The new studio was officially opened by Fíbín Media Head of Production and TG4 Presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, and CEO of Fíbín Media Darach Ó Tuairisg.

Speaking at the opening, CEO Darach Ó Tuairisg, said: “We have a 20-year history in creating content for young people. Our new purpose-built studio will allow us to continue this work.

“I would hope that this studio will play some part in keeping jobs in An Ghaeltacht and attract local people to come work with us.”

Delighted to be creating more employment in the local community Darach added: “We want to continue creating and facilitating the production of new and exciting TV content that will inspire audiences young and old, to engage with our language and culture for years to come.

“We would like to extend a huge appreciation to the LEADER Program for their support without which this facility would not have happened.”