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.

Virginia

Virginia Teehan

Chief Executive Officer
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Management Team

Richard

Richard Brennan

Head of Finance
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Catherine

Catherine Casey

Head of Climate Change
email 

Ian Doyle

Ian Doyle

Head of Conservation
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Michael ob

Michael O'Brien

Head of Business Services
email

Pearse O Caoimh 1

Pearse Ó Caoimh

Head of Communications & Public Affairs
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For general pr and media queries please contact media@heritagecouncil.ie

Lisa Shortall

Lisa Shortall

Head of Research, Learning and Cultural Heritage
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Professional & Administrative Officers

Aalia

Aalia Kamal

Cultural and Inclusive Heritage Officer
email

Amanda Ryan

Amanda Ryan

Grants Manager
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Anna

Anna Meenan

Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme Programme Manager
email

Cathy Connelly 2

Cathy Connelly

Corporate Services Officer
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Lesley Ann 1

Lesley-Ann Hayden

Museum Standards Programme for Ireland Programme Manager
email

Lorcan

Lorcan Scott

Wildlife Officer
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Shay Kelleher

Shay Kelleher

Planning Officer
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Triona Byrne

Triona Byrne

Architecture Officer 
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Maria Dempsey

Maria Dempsey

Finance Officer
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Maria W

Maria Walsh

Heritage in Schools Programme Manager
Child Protection Officer
heritageinschools@heritagecouncil.ie
email

Ronan Healy 2

Ronan Healy

National Heritage Week Programme Manager
email
heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie

Eoin

Eoin Ó Donnchadha

Heritage in Education Policy Development Officer
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Anne

Anne Barcoe

PA to Chief Executive Officer & Chairperson
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Martina

Martina Malone

Communications Officer
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For general pr and media queries please contact media@heritagecouncil.ie 

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Marian Maguire

Grants Administrator
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Ger

Gerard Croke

Administrator- Building Operations & IT
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Christena Ryan 2

Christena Ryan

Administrator- Finance
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Tara Fitzgerald

Tara Fitzgerald

Clerical Officer
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Susan Garrett 2

Susan Garrett

Clerical Officer
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Project Managers

Adopt A Monument

Abarta Heritage
adoptamonument@heritagecouncil.ie

Irish Walled Towns Network Co-ordinator

Eimear O'Connell
iwtn@heritagecouncil.ie