Marc Mc MenaminDocumentary Maker
Marc Mc Menamin is a teacher, best-selling author and award-winning documentary-maker from Ballyshannon Co.Donegal. The Lost Mountaineers is Marc's seventh documentary for RTÉ Documentary on One and his eighth overall. His other documentaries include The Custom of the Sea, a finalist at the 2023 Celtic Media Awards and The Lost Millionaire a finalist at the 2021 New York Festivals.
Marc has also produced Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker which was a finalist at the 2018 New York Festivals. In 2018 the documentary was adapted into a book by Marc entitled Code-Breaker: The untold story of Richard Hayes, the Dublin librarian who helped turn the tide of WWII which remained in the top 10 of the Irish Non-Fiction Best Seller List for several months in 2018. Gill Books - History - Code-Breaker. A sequel Ireland's Secret War Dan Bryan, G2 and the lost tapes that reveal the hunt for Ireland’s Nazi spies was published in 2022 reaching #8 in the Irish bestseller list. Gill Books - History - Ireland's Secret War
Marc also produced the award-winning documentaries Peter Daly - Good Cop/Bad Cop? a finalist at the New York Festivals in 2014 and 2014 Prix Europa and Prix Italia as well as Seamus Darby and the Goal That Made Champions a finalist at the 2016 Celtic Media Awards.
In 2014 Marc produced The Beach Boys of Rossnowlagh which is one of the most listened to and downloaded radio documentaries on the RTÉ Documentary on One website as well as being hailed as one of the Irish Times radio highlights of year in 2014.
Marc’s 2015 documentary Zandra: A Sentimental Journey The Lyric Feature aired on Christmas Day on Lyric Fm and has recently been adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Roseanne Lynch as Zandra, Queen of Jazz | Darn Skippy Productions which had a sold out run at Smock Alley Theatre in 2018.
Marc has also worked as Researcher and Assistant Producer on a number of TV documentaries most notably Virgin Media’s Sinn Féin: Who are they? and was a contributor to BBC's 2021 Series Road to Partition.As well as a stint on Tonight with Vincent Browne, he also worked as an intern to Stephen Donnelly TD. in Dáil Eireann in 2012. Marc also works as a reporter for RTÉ Radio 1’s The History Show and is a frequent on-air contributor to the program.
Marc currently teaches English & History in St Raphaela's Secondary School in Stillorgan Dublin. Outside of radio and teaching Marc is a fan of Donegal GAA, Finn Harps FC and an avid Cyclist and Sea Swimmer.
He tweets @marcmcmenamin