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September 06, 2007

New staff team for County Arts Service

Kildare County Council welcomes new staff team for County Arts Service

Kildare County Council recently published 'Making Inroads:  An Arts Development Plan for Kildare County Council 2006-2011.'  The plan identified key areas for development in the County including Public Art and Arts in Health.  To drive work in these areas, specialist staff have recently been appointed and the post of Assistant County Arts Officer has been established. 

The new staff members join Brenda Brady, Arts Assistant and County Arts Officer, Lucina Russell to further drive arts development in the county.  The Arts Service team are based in Riverbank Cultural Campus, Newbridge and are supported by the Library Services under the Directorate of Corporate and Cultural Affairs. 

Eoghan Doyle, Assistant County Arts Officer
Eoghan Doyle graduated from DIT with an advanced Diploma in Speech and Drama studies. Eoghan then worked as a freelance drama facilitator, with  Upstate Theatre Project, Gael Linn and The National Association for Youth Drama. He has facilitated many youth and theatre projects, most notably as the Irish director for the European Children’s Theatre Encounter 2005 (ECTE). 

Artistic Director of Clondalkin Youth Theatre since 2002, Eoghan is also an established director, working on productions including the world premiere of “Treble” by Christian O’Reilly, with the Education Department of The Abbey Theatre and most recently “The Plough and the Stars” by Sean O’Casey. 

In 2005 Eoghan was appointed as Youth Theatre Resident in Wicklow County Council, promoting and facilitating youth drama and working with Tramps and Poets Youth Theatre.  He was recently elected to the board of directors for the National Association for Youth Drama (NAYD).  Eoghan will lead the Youth Arts Development programme for Kildare County Council.

Tel:  045- 448318; Email:

Rina Whyte, Public Art Co-ordinator
Rina graduated from NCAD with a Design Degree in 1997 and moved to Limerick to develop a CAD design system for the design and manufacture of Limerick Lace, on return to Dublin she moved into the Design Management field working for Design Companies Bradley McGurk and Enterprise IG for clients such as Superquinn, Eircell and UPC. Dublin Tourism hired her as Design Manager for the role out of their 'Dublin' brand before she became the Executive Officer of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, heading up the institute for six years and running projects such as the IDI Design Awards, Design Week and The William H Walsh Commemorative Lecture series.

Tel:  045 – 448316; Email:

Nicola Dunne,  Arts in Health Specialist
After graduating with an honours degree in Cultural Resource Studies in 2002, Nicola pursued an M.A. in Arts Management and Cultural Policy in UCD. During her studies she developed an interest in Arts in Health and worked on a proposal for an arts programme at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. She worked for a time in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, and in City Arts Centre, Dublin where she worked on the performance programme Haunted for the 2003 Dublin Fringe Festival. Prior to taking up her current post she was employed as company and production administrator with CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Dublin. 

She has also been involved in a number of voluntary arts projects including VIA 2004, Art For Amnesty and the Airfield Trust Arts and Culture Programme.

Tel:  045 – 448328; Email:

The Arts Development Programme for Kildare County Council is supported by the Arts Council.

Copies of Making Inroads:  An Arts Development Plan for Kildare County Council 2006-2011 is available from the Arts Service, Riverbank Cultural Campus, Newbridge, Co Kildare or on