Irish cinematographer Donal Gilligan passed away on Sunday, September 19th. Aged just 46, the two-time IFTA nominee suffered a sudden heart attack. Held in high esteem amongst his friends and colleagues within the Irish film and television industry Donal’s funeral was attended by 1,200 people. A benefit gig has now been organised for Donal’s wife, Charlotte and three young children.
Donal began his career in the industry in the early nineties and worked on dozens of successful Irish projects throughout the years including ‘Omagh’, ‘Dead Bodies’, ‘Mystics’, ‘Watermelon’, ‘John McGahern: A Private World’, ‘Primeval’ and ‘Raw’.
The benefit gig will take place on Saturday, November 13th in the Button Factory and will feature performances from The Walls, Mundy, Kevin Doherty and Liam O’Maonlai. All proceeds of the event go to the Donal Gilligan Trust Fund, which will benefit Charlotte and the family.
€20 tickets for the event are available to book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the door of the Button Factory on the night. The gig will start at 7.30pm on November 13th. Anyone who cannot attend on the night and would like to make a contribution should visit the event’s Facebook page – click here.