Padraic is a native of Bailieboro, Co. Cavan and trained as an actor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He has worked as an actor throughout the UK and Ireland. Padraic has an MA in Theatre studies from DCU.
Padraic is Artistic Director of Livin' Dred Theatre Company based in The Ramor Theatre in Virginia, Co. Cavan. For Livin' Dred, he has directed The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Belfry, The Tale of the Blue Eyed Cat, The Snow Child and The Little Dance Girl, The Tinkers Curse, Conversations on a Homecoming for Livin' Dred/NOMAD The Children of Lir, Shoot the Crow, A Christmas Carol and The Good Father. Most recently he directed Livin Dred/NOMAD's production of The Dead School by Pat McCabe and was nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Production. He has recently finished as assistant director at The Abbey Theatre working on The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant by Tom Murphy.