Ireland’s Digital Entertainment Industry

Rich Heritage

of storytelling

Co-production Treaty

with Canada

Over 1,700 People

employed in animation

Unique IP

in mobile and AR/VR

Ireland’s rich heritage in animation spans decades. Today, it has a reputation for combining storytelling, artistry and innovation to produce award-winning entertainment for the world’s biggest networks.

As technology has leapt forward, Irish animators and VFX specialists have become adept at creating unique IP for TV, film, games, mobile and VR/AR applications. A highly coordinated industry collaborates at home and abroad to produce content that is highly marketable to international audiences while losing none of its distinctive magic.

With a strong focus on R&D, innovation, upskilling and new talent development – much of which is supported by Enterprise Ireland – Irish visual entertainment is set to enchant audiences for decades to come.

Ireland’s Digital Entertainment Industry

Rich Heritage

of storytelling

Co-production Treaty

with Canada

Over 1,700 People

employed in animation

Unique IP

in mobile and AR/VR

Rich Heritage

of storytelling

Co-production Treaty

with Canada

Over 1,700 People

employed in animation

Unique IP

in mobile and AR/VR

Ireland’s rich heritage in animation spans decades. Today, it has a reputation for combining storytelling, artistry and innovation to produce award-winning entertainment for the world’s biggest networks.

As technology has leapt forward, Irish animators and VFX specialists have become adept at creating unique IP for TV, film, games, mobile and VR/AR applications. A highly coordinated industry collaborates at home and abroad to produce content that is highly marketable to international audiences while losing none of its distinctive magic.

With a strong focus on R&D, innovation, upskilling and new talent development – much of which is supported by Enterprise Ireland – Irish visual entertainment is set to enchant audiences for decades to come.

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Europe’s fastest growing economy

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A global technology centre

Irish companies grow up alongside the biggest names in tech, life sciences and financial services and meet the standards of global leaders.

A culture of entrepreneurship

Irish people are renowned for developing business opportunities worldwide and their ambition means a sharp focus on success.

Why partner with Irish businesses?

Europe’s fastest growing economy

Irish businesses are globalised, forward-looking and ambitious – their partners benefit from this dynamic approach.

One of the world’s most innovative ecosystems

Irish small and medium businesses are the most innovative in Europe and are supported by a world-class R&D ecosystem.

A global technology centre

Irish companies grow up alongside the biggest names in tech, life sciences and financial services and meet the standards of global leaders.

A culture of entrepreneurship

Irish people are renowned for developing business opportunities worldwide and their ambition means a sharp focus on success.

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Our industry experts understand your requirements, and match them you with a shortlist of Irish partners that can deliver on them.

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We make direct introductions to the right people in Irish companies, enhancing and simplifying your experience.

Digital Entertainment Insights

Animation
“Humour and heart”: the key to Irish animation star Jam Media’s success

“Humour and heart”: the key to Irish animation star Jam Media’s success

The internationally successful animation company Jam Media began life in its founder’s spare room. Today it employs 115 people in high-tech studios in two locations in Ireland, Dublin and Belfast….

Animation

How innovative use of technology drives Piranha Bar to animation success

Fifteen years spent producing innovative TV commercials provided creative content studio Piranha Bar with the foundation for its success in long-form episodic content. The Dublin studio was born of a…

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