Your success is our success!

At Poppyhill we take great pride in the quality of our teaching and great satisfaction from the high success rate of our students in finding careers within the audio industry. While we cannot keep track on all our past students, here are just a few examples of the varied career areas that our students have entered.


Aidan Cunningham

Aidan started out as a student at Poppyhill. He just wouldn't go home so we eventually had to hire him! After spending time as a technical assistant Aidan has now progressed to the position of tutor at Poppyhill.


Dave Carugo

One of the many Poppyhill success stories, Dave is now head of Audio at Oxford Brookes University, UK


Graham Ryan

Apart from progressing to work as an in-house studio engineer at Poppyhill, Graham has also worked as an independent music producer and now resides in the UK where he works in audiovisual technical support at Bath University.


Anthony Culloo

Anthony left Poppyhill and got shipped off in chains to Oz with few other Irish vagrants! He finally escaped and landed a job at the fabulous 301 studios in Sydney. Well done Anthony!


Orla Feeney

Orla is now one of the most successful DJs in Ireland.

As well as D.Jing, Orla has also worked as production editor for numerous radio stations including Spin FM, KFm, iRadio and Rte Pulse.

Check out Orla's website at


Charles Driscoll

Charles travelled all the way from the US to study at Poppyhill. After completing his studies at Poppyhill Charles opened his own "Big Bin Recording Studios" in Michegan USA.

What some others have been up to

Ying Shi -

Lecturer in Recording Arts, Shanghai University

Warren Tivy -

Warren has made great progress in the industry and is now owner of the fabulous Claycastle recording studios in Cork.

Rob Laird -

Owner of Blackrose Studios, Co. Kildare

Michael O' Brien -

Tutor at Poppyhill School of Recording

Mairéad Ní Lionáird -

Sound Editor, Telegael, Spiddal, Co. Galway

Ben Rawlins -

Tech. support engineer at Dublin Inst. of Technology

Olcan Hiller -

Audio Assistant/Intern at Anakan GmbH

Stephen Cullo -

In-house engineer, Full-Tilt Studios, Co. Donegal

Mark O'Neill -

Audiovisual technician, System Video, Dublin

Jennifer Hoey -

Audio/Midi specialist at Creative Labs Ireland

Peter Dunne -

Sound Engineer, Dolan P.A. Hire, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Darren Mc Goldrick -

Mc. Goldrick P. A. Systems, Navan, Co. Meath

Brian Carroll -

Audiovisual technician, System Video, Dublin

Jennifer Curran -

SKS Communications, Dublin

Marion McEvoy -

Panchord Studios, Dublin

Dave O'Leary -

Fastlane Audio, Kilkenny

Ria Brennan -

Windmill Lane Pictures and  R.T.E.

Diarmuid O'Reilly -

Avid Video Technologies, Dublin

Declan Feeney -

Owner of "Into the West Studios" Galway

Student Comments

"Beautiful studio, Great Course! Learned absolutely loads about Sound Engineering and Music Technology. Recommend Poppyhill to everyone."

Owen Cardiff

Owen Cardiff

Poppyhill is a very friendly learning environment.The facilities are wonderful and the tutors are very approachable & helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone. "

Sarah Sherlock

Sarah Sherlock

My time in Poppyhill was really good, me and the lads had fun there and learnt loads! it's an excellent place to study.

Anthony Culloo

Anthony Culloo


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