Festival Team

Bealtaine is managed by the Festival Team, with support from the Arts & Culture Programme Advisory Group.

Karen Hennessy
+353 (0)1 853 5180

Karen Hennessy

Arts & Culture Coordinator
Karen joined Age and Opportunity in October 2016 and is excited to be working within the Arts & Culture programme where she is involved in the Bealtaine festival, Cultural Companions and other programme initiatives. A BA Honours Graduate in International Marketing and Japanese (DCU) Karen also holds a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Arts Administration from UCD and has been working in the arts sector for over 20 years having worked in literature, visual arts, dance, film/TV, animation and more recently music. Karen played a key developmental role in her previous posts through audience development, programme planning and curation, fundraising, policy formation, strategic planning and evaluation.