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

Louise Allen

Managing Executive
  • Louise Allen

Executive Assistant
  • Jennifer Walsh
  • 056 779 6148
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Market Development

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

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Ciara Garvey

Development Manager,
Collector & Tourism Programmes

Emer Ferran

Enterprise Development Programme Manager
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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.

Louise Allen

Head of Innovation & Development Programmes
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Education, Training & Development

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

John Tynan

Head of Education,
Training & Development

Gus Mabelson

Ceramics Skills & Design
Course Manager
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Eimear Conyard

Jewellery & Goldsmithing
Skills & Design Course Manager

Amanda Walsh

Education, Training & Development Administrator
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Public Affairs & Communications

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

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CRM & Client Services Administrator
  • 056 779 6140
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National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny

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

Gallery Education
Internship
  • 056 779 6151
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Operations

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

Nuala McGrath

HR & Corporate Services Manager (Including FOI)
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