Our Team

The staff of the Heritage Council are a small, flexible and highly motivated group of people. 

Their expertise, independence and their focus on heritage define the organisational culture.

Michael Starret

Michael Starrett 
Chief Executive Officer
mstarrett@heritagecouncil.ie

Heads of Departments

Michael Obrien Head Of Business

Michael O'Brien
Head of Business Services
mobrien@heritagecouncil.ie 

Ian Doyle

Ian Doyle 
Head of Conservation 
idoyle@heritagecouncil.ie

Beatrice Kelly

Beatrice Kelly
Head of Policy & Research
(Also contact for general Museums & Archives queries)
bkelly@heritagecouncil.ie

Professional Officers

Paula Drohan

Paula Drohan
Finance Officer
pdrohan@heritagecouncil.ie

Alison Harvey

Alison Harvey
Planning Officer
aharvey@heritagecouncil.ie

Colm Murray

Colm Murray
Architecture Officer
cmurray@heritagecouncil.ie

Administrative Staff

Ann Barcoe

Anne Barcoe
PA to Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
abarcoe@heritagecouncil.ie

Amanda Ryan

Amanda Ryan
Grants Administrator
aryan@heritagecouncil.ie

Martina Malone

Martina Malone
Administrator, Website & Social Media Content
mmalone@heritagecouncil.ie

Ger Croke

Gerard Croke
Administrator
gcroke@heritagecouncil.ie

Christena Ryan

Christena Ryan
Administrator
cryan@heritagecouncil.ie

Project Managers

Lesley-Ann Hayden
Co-ordinator Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
lahayden@heritagecouncil.ie

Irish Walled Towns Network Project Managers
Liam Mannix
lmannix@heritagecouncil.ie

Hollie Kearns
hkearns@heritagecouncil.ie 

Anna Meenan
REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme Project Manager
ameenan@heritagecouncil.ie

Niamh Donnellan
Heritage Week Project Manager
heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie
ndonnellan@heritagecouncil.ie

Maria Walsh
Heritage in Schools Project Manager
heritageinschools@heritagecouncil.ie
mwalsh@heritagecouncil.ie