Festival Team

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

Karen Smyth
+353 (0)1 805 7735

Karen Smyth

CEO Age & Opportunity
Karen became CEO of Age & Opportunity in July 2014. She leads the senior team, driving the mission of the organisation, implementing the overall strategy and representing Age & Opportunity at national and international events. Karen has a particular interest in ensuring that appropriate services and programmes are available for the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society. Karen previously worked in the area of social housing and homelessness for 14 years, as Director of Drogheda Homeless Aid, a voluntary housing association providing accommodation and support for homeless people. Karen has also worked as Acting Co-ordinator and Lecturer on the MA in Criminal Justice in the Institute of Public Administration.