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Hilary McCarthy was born in Dublin, attending University College Dublin in the early 1980s attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later studied Marketing at Portobello College. After working in radio for three years, she managed a family entertainment centre for seven years and then set up a marketing consultancy agency. She moved to West Cork with her husband and youngest son in 2007.
Upon arriving in Schull, Hilary was invited to join the founding committee, taking responsibility for the marketing of the Festival. In 2015 she took over as Chairperson from Helen and is currently Vice Chairperson and Marketing Director and is the woman behind the Festival blog.
Vice Chairperson/Communications Director
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull, West Cork