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)

Julie Jackman

Finance Assistant

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

Nicola Doran

Retail Programme Manager

Ciara Garvey

Development Manager,
Collector & Tourism Programmes

Emer Ferran

Enterprise Development Programme Manager

Education, Training & Development

Get in touch with the Education, Training & Development team for information on education programmes and related events.

Aisling Clancy

Education Manager

Caroline Loughman

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Amanda Walsh

Education, Training & Development Administrator

Eimear Conyard

Jewellery & Goldsmithing
Skills & Design Course Manager

Public Affairs & Communications

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


Innovation & Development Programmes

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

Mary Whelan

Client Liaison Officer