Ciarán Hayden

Course Tutor, Story for Screenwriting

Ciarán worked as an animation scriptwriter for three years before joining the RTÉ medical drama series The Clinic as assistant script editor. He then graduated to the role of script editor and also story-lined series 6 and 7 of the show, before making the move to the soap opera Fair City.

During his time on Fair City, Ciarán took on roles at every stage of the editorial process. He worked as a story writer, scriptwriter, script editor and also ran the story room as story editor.

Ciarán became story producer on the TV3 cop drama Red Rock over two years ago and has combined story producing with writing scripts for the show.


“I truly believe that the best stories are simple ones. Get your foundations right at the start then build layers of complexity (or not!) as you go along…”


Image of RTE TV Show Fair City

The Clinic TV show

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