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See a taster of the display pieces being installed at Elizabeth Fort in Cork over the coming months. Commissioned by Cork City Council.

See the 1:12 scale model of the Vickers Vimy biplane, made for the Pioneers and Aviators event at the NCH.

Titanic Experience Cobh - design and installation, featuring quayside, lifeboat, 1st and 3rd Class cabin reconstructions. Go to Projects for full details, and the official website.

Go to Gallery for images of the Diet Coke and Fanta props for Verve Marketing

Recent Work:

Cork City Gaol - restoration work and repairs to the exhibits, and the construction of a working replica Victorian Weighing Chair

Titanic Experience Cobh - Multi-media interpretive exhibition - see Gallery and Projects

Nuacht - news desk - 7pm daily on TG4

Google - props for the 10th Anniversary in Dublin

Bord Gáis Energy Awards - we took over the Cusack Suite at Croke Park for the live 2013 BGE Awards, produced by Nemeton TV for TG4. See the results here

Newstalk - desk - live streaming

ó Cuisine - autumn season - TG4

Diet Coke & Fanta - props for Verve Marketing

Scandale - Brown Thomas - pop-up display for Weddings By Franc


Setanta - Setanta Ireland - ongoing tournaments, matches & features

Bulmers - Core Bar co-designed with Anton Cullen for the Forbidden Fruit Festival

Bean An Tí - TG4

7 Lá - TG4

Sattitude - RTÉ 2

Trish's Mediterranean Kitchen - RTÉ 1

Ballymaloe Cookery Course - RTÉ 1



Don Rothwell is now established in Ireland after relocating from London in 2001. Experience in the UK included thirteen years working on music videos, commercials, corporate events, films and TV shows. From 1994 to 2001 Don was a partner at Studio 13 Set Design & Construction, and now provides a comprehensive service for the TV, Film, Exhibition and Event industries here in Ireland.

Gradam Ceoil

We specialise in set design and construction, prop-making, modelmaking, and scenic art for a range of productions and events, and offer full consultation from the start of a project through to its completion. If required, a full art department or fit-out service with crew can be provided, or we can tailor any of the above services to smaller projects and budgets. We also source and supply staging, props and furniture, and can transport sets to any studio or location.


We have designed and made bespoke furniture for TV, and displays for themed events, retail, conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions. We have also designed concepts for virtual sets to be used with our hard set pieces, and have worked in conjunction with audio-visual and production companies on interpretive projects and live events. Clients include: RTÉ, TG4, Setanta Ireland, Newstalk, Bulmers, Titanic Experience Cobh, Verve Marketing and Weddings By Franc.