Aileen Dullaghan was born in Ireland in 1969. She started taking violin lessons in 1975. From 1986 to 1991 she studied with Brian McNamara at Trinity College of Music in Dublin, graduating with distinction. She was also the recipient of a medal for “Excellence in performance”. She then began studying concert violin with Prof. Ernst Kovacic at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, graduating in 1998, again with distinction.
During her days as a student in Ireland she was leader of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, made her debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra and was a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. In 1991 she played with the European Community Youth Orchestra and that same year performed in the television show Music of the Night produced by the Irish broadcaster RTE. While studying in Vienna she was a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Klangforum Wien. In 1994, Aileen Dullaghan performed in the ORF television show Meister von Morgen and was a soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Since 1999 she has regularly performed as a soloist with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.
She has been a member of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2002.