Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Costume Designer

Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh studied fashion at the Limerick School of Art and Design and also has an MA in Design History and Material Culture from the National College of Art and Design.

Eimer started working on films in the early 1990’s as a trainee in various costume departments on films including THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH and WIDOW’S PEAK and progressed to assistant costume designer, working with Joan Bergin on Michael Winterbottom’s FAMILY, Marit Allen on SCARLETT, and then with Sandy Powell on MICHAEL COLLINS and THE BUTCHER BOY.

Working this way, in a form of old fashioned apprenticeship, taught Eimer the skills and craft of being a costume designer, much of which involves trouble shooting and knowing how to deal with talent and crew.

Since 1996, Eimer has worked as a costume designer in her own right and over the years has worked with directors such as Gerry Stembridge, Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan, Ken Loach, Whit Stillman and John Michael McDonagh.

Eimer has also designed costumes for theatre productions in the Gate and the Abbey and has collaborated with Rough Magic Theatre Company.

From 2010-2014, Eimer joined the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), to help co-ordinate and set up the third level Honours Design for Stage and Screen course.

In 2015, Eimer curated the exhibition, Ireland at the Movies with her colleague Veerle Dehaene.

Eimer’s credits include BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, BECOMING JANE, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, CALVARY, JIMMY’S HALL, and LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.