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CCCahoots have been consistently producing TV work for RTE (Irish national broadcaster) since late 2014. Our first sitcom, ‘The School’, was broadcast on RTE2 at the end of 2017!


We are also in the business of making movies. We have also just finished our newest short film, FitzGibbons’ Budget Funerals, and are excited to release it onto the national and international Film Festival circuit!

Check out the trailer for Pat, the 2015 short starring legend of Irish stage and screen Jon Kenny, where CCCahoots was born!


CCCahoots have produced two critically acclaimed web series for RTE ((R)onanism and Comedy Bites). We also host various web series’ on our social media pages, and release a new sketch every Wednesday.


We endeavour to bring the same creative energy and ingenuity to our corporate video work. Current or past clients include Heineken, UCC, Cork’s Local Enterprise Offices and Skibbereen Credit Union.


We have produced work for Cork’s Red FM, and content for RTE 2FM & Today FM amongst others.




CCCahoots are an Irish TV and film production company specialising in comedy, whose work prioritises warm natural performances; a cinematic, often colourful look; and most importantly, widespread ‘soundness’ on set! Recent credits include:


2015 – RTE Player (in association with Fantastic Films)

“Excellent! The show is reaching cult status” – The Sunday World.


2015 – RTE2

“Cracking sketches; great performances!” – Channel 4 Comedy Dept.


Republic of Telly

2016 – RTE 2: Created and produced a series of sketches including the online sensation ‘Mairéad Corkery’.

Following on from this recent success, CCCahoots are currently working on their first TV sitcom ‘The School’ for RTE2!

CCCahoots are also active in the corporate world and have co-produced various viral videos for UCC library, UCC SmartCard and others. If you’re after shareable, genuinely original, warm, comedic content for your business or organization, start CCCahooting with us!

Tadhg Hickey

Creative Director

Tadhg Hickey is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician, morale-booster and docu-poet. Most of that list is real. In 2014 he was commissioned by RTE to write and star in a hit web series about a chap going out with himself – (R)onanism: “Pure clever man. Irish TV could do with a bit of that” – The Rubberbandits. (R)onanism paved the way for Tadhg’s critically acclaimed TV pilot, Sketch! and recent work for Republic of Telly.

He is an award winning comedy writer and performer. He co-wrote and performed the play Love all (“an outstanding physical and comedic performer” The Scotsman), and has written and starred in numerous prize winning short films including Uisce Beatha (Filmmakers’ Prize, DC Shorts festival, Washington) and Nietzsche No.5 (Best Comedy, Fastnet Short Film Festival).

He also fronts Irish band exit: pursued by a bear whose second album has recently come out to widespread critical acclaim. Tadhg’s lovely, OK?

Claire O’Connell

Managing Director

Claire is the ‘on the wall’ part of the CCCahoots operation. Claire’s background is in accounting, but she found that it simply wasn’t exciting enough for her so she went and followed her dream to work in TV/film production and theatre! In the space of two years, Claire has already found herself producing work for the national broadcaster – RTE – including a critically acclaimed TV pilot ‘Sketch!’ and content for RTE’s flagship comedy, ‘Republic of Telly.’

In the corporate world, Claire has produced successful video content for the likes of Woodie’s; Think Visual; and UCC.

In terms of theatre, Claire has worked for some of Ireland’s leading companies and venues including Graffiti, Corcadorca. BrokenCrow; The Everyman Theatre; and The Cork Opera House.

Laura O’ Mahony

Performer / Content Creator

Laura O Mahony is the face of Irish Comedy…nobody asked her to be….she did it off her own bat coz she is GAS like that. Laura is HUGE in Japan. In Ireland she is just normal sized. ‘Being around Laura 24/7 is a gift’ said Laura about herself. ‘I laughed the whole time I was giving birth to her’ said her Mom, Cora.

Laura has been with CCCahoots since the very start and she intends to stay in it until the bitter end because she is not like Robbie Williams or Zayn Malik the big group LEAVERS!

Dominic MacHale

Performer / Content Creator

Dominic is a native of Cork City and began acting in 2006 while studying science at UCC. He has worked extensively in Irish theatre, most recently playing the lead role of Michael Collins in critically-acclaimed A Great Arrangement which toured nationally. He recently appeared in his first feature film, playing the role of Detective Tony Healy in Peter Foott’s international award-winning comedy The Young Offenders.

Dominic is a founding member of CCCahoots comedy group. He has worked extensively with them over the past number of years on several projects for RTÉ including (R)onanism, Comedy Bites, Sketch, and The Republic of Telly.

Ciara Coleman Geaney

Costume / Make Up Designer

Ciara has a degree in Fine Art from CCAD, as well as certificates in Design and Tailoring. She began working in various theatre and video productions from the age of 17 and since then she has worked on many short films such as Digs for Pennies (2016) and music video productions such as Erase It – I’m Your Vinyl (2015). In theatre she has worked with teams such as the Cork Opera House and Makeshift Ensemble.

Ciara began working with CCCahoots on (R)onanism and has since been responsible for dressing the various eccentric, yet lovable characters such as the gorgeous Mairead Corkery and the ‘Clogged’ couple.

Beth Cosgrove

Production Designer

Bethany has a BA HONS Degree in Visual Communications from CCAD and CIT. Between filming she still works as freelance Graphic Designer. She began work in film as an art department trainee in Shem the Penman Sings Again (2013). Since then she has worked on multiple short films as a Production Designer, including Disappear (2016). Bethany has also worked as Art Department Assistant on the feature film Maze. She has worked on two Cork Opera House productions, including ProdiJIG the Revolution (2016).

Bethany has been working with Tadhg and Claire since 2014 as a props buyer and set Dresser on PAT. She has been part of the CCCahoots team since.

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