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.

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic the DCCI team remains fully available and continues to work with clients and stakeholders. 

Chief Executive Office

Rosemary Steen

Chief Executive Officer


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)

Market Development

Get in touch with the team for market development enquiries, national and international retail access programmes and collector and craft tourism enquiries.

Brian McGee

Market Development Director

Ciara Garvey

Development Manager,
Collector & Tourism Programmes

Emer Ferran

Enterprise Development Programme Manager

Innovation & Education

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

Terre Duffy

Head of Innovation & Education

Amanda Walsh

Innovation & Education Administrator

Jewellery & Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course Manager
  • Lee Harding and Sé O’Donoghue
  • 086 041 2507

Shauna Sweeney

Innovation Projects Co-ordinator

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.

Caroline Loughman

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Digital & Communications

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