Ciarán was born and raised in the north west of Ireland in west Cavan. He grew up within traditional Irish culture, surrounded by Irish music, song and dance. He started competing in An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha at the age of five where he achieved successful results. Top three in Ulster, top eight in All Ireland, and is holder of a tenth place world medal.
At the age of eight he picked up the fiddle and played in numerous different groups and festivals both nationally and internationally. He currently plays with groups such as Lough’ed and The Copperplate Ceili Band. Since 2006, Ciarán has danced professionally with many groups such as Celtic Nights, Celtic Rhythm, Irish Celtic, Rhythm of the Dance, Damsha, Noċtú and Slidestep. With a degree in Digital Media he also works part time in media production.