The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is based in Castle Yard, Kilkenny. DCCI also has a number of specialised Project Managers to manage DCCI projects and activity and also internships from time to time.

If you have a query for the DCCI Team, please email the most relevant person below. For information on the Board of Directors of DCCI, please visit our Board Members page.

Chief Executive Office



Get in touch with the Operations Team for human resources, corporate services and for general accounts enquiries

Mary Blanchfield

Head of Operations

Nuala McGrath

HR & Corporate Services Manager (Including FOI)

Craft & Education

Get in touch with the team for craft and development programmes enquiries, design and craft business enquiries, DCCI registration and DCCI membership enquiries, and information on education programmes and related events.

Mary Jo Hoyne

Head of Craft & Education

Maria Couchman

Senior Craft and Education Manager

Amanda Walsh

Innovation & Education Administrator

Mary Whelan

Client Liaison Officer

Eimear Conyard

Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course Manager


Get in touch with the team for all design related queries.


National Design & Craft Gallery

Get in touch with the team for further information on upcoming exhibitions and events, to book workshops or organise a group tour.

Brian Byrne

Gallery Co-Ordinator

Digital & Communications

Get in touch with the Digital & Communications team for press, imaging, editorial, branding and corporate publications queries.


Chris Susanto

CRM & Client Services Administrator