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Date Of Birth1957
SpouseJohn McColgan

Moya Doherty is an Irish television producer and businesswoman. She is best known for being a co-founder of Tyrone Productions, the company behind the popular television show Riverdance.

Doherty was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 13, 1960. She is the daughter of Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne and his wife Kathleen Watkins. She has three siblings: Byrne, Crona, and Suzy.

Doherty was educated at Loreto College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin. She began her career in the 1980s as a journalist with RTÉ, the national public service broadcaster in Ireland.

In 1994, Doherty co-founded Tyrone Productions with John McColgan. The company’s first project was Riverdance, a dance performance that was featured as part of the interval entertainment at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The performance was a hit, and led to a successful stage show and international tour.

Doherty has been married to John McColgan since 1988. The couple have two children: Aoife and Conor.

Doherty has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

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Full NameMoya Doherty
Date Of Birth1957
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Theatrical producer


SpouseJohn McColgan
ChildrenDanny McColgan

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Riverdance in Beijing2010Video producer
Riverdance: The Ten Years2005Video documentary executive producer
The Best of Riverdance2005Video producer
Riverdance in China2004TV Movie documentary producer
Riverdance: Live à l'Arena de Genève2001TV Movie documentary producer
Riverdance: The New Show1996Video documentary producer
Riverdance: The Show1995producer


The Eurovision Song Contest1994TV Special


The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHerself

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Chain Reactions2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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