Movie man Mulligan wins bursary

Charlestown director/writer/producer Alan Mulligan has been named as the recipient of the Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary for 2018.

Mulligan's debut feature film The Limit Of had its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer, and he said winning the bursary was a brilliant end to a memorable year.

“It’s been a really big year for me in film and I’m delighted to have the year topped off with this award and the support of Film Mayo."

After studying business in NUIG and working in a number of financial institutions, he was wooed to the silver screen where the writer/director/producer has seen his career go from strength to strength in recent years.

The bursary awards the winner a two-week residence at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Monaghan. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (a residential workplace for artists ) is dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity within a warm and trusted environment and it is an established and central part of cultural life in Ireland.

Applicants for the bursary were required to show significant accomplishment in their field or display a high degree of promise. All submissions were assessed by an independent, expert panel.

The Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary was awarded by the arts service of Mayo County Council. For more information contact, Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar. Email: [email protected] or log on to


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