Daráine Mulvihill is the daughter of Liam Mulvihill, the former director general of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
A survivor of meningitis, she lost both her legs due to the illness when she was 16. She was so ill she was not expected to live and was given last rites. She has been an advocate for immunization.
In August–September 2012, Mulvihill was part of Channel 4’s commentary team for the London 2012 Paralympics.