Rioghnach has a BA in Film Production (2009) and a MA in Screenwriting (2010) from IADT. In 2011, she was an award-winning participant of Media-funded ENGAGE programme, a European co-production programme for film postgrads. She was also the recipient of the Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award in 2011. She is a development assistant for Blinder Films (Citadel, One Hundred Mornings) and she also has two feature films in development. She currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.