Governance and Policies

Siamsa Tíre is committed to good governance and the organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its constitution available here.Siamsa Tíre is open, honest and fully transparent in its fundraising activities. We are formally committed to comply with the Statement of Guiding Principles of Good Fundraising developed by Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR).Siamsa Tíre adheres to and is compliant with the Charities Governance Code and our Board of Directors reviews our governance code on a yearly basis.


Siamsa Tíre is governed by a voluntary board of Directors. To follow is a list of our current Directors and their biographies.


Chairman: Seán Murphy is founder, owner and managing director of Murphy’s Ice Cream, a food brand based in Dingle, County Kerry with outlets across the country. He has 20 years’ experience in experienced-based sales environments, speciality artisan food manufacturing and provenance driven consumer marketing. Particular areas of expertise: Business and Marketing. Appointed:04/03/2021

Secretary/Rúnaí: Tommy Walsh Appointed: /01/2024.

Pádraig Mallon is the Sustainability Communications Manager with Kerry Group, which is Siamsa Tíre’s main Corporate Sponsor.  He has particular expertise in improving sustainability in large organisations and governance. Appointed: 07/07/2016.

Mícheál Ó’Coileáin worked for many years as the Environment Officer with Kerry County Council. He is Artistic Director of Dingle’s well known arts festival, Féile na Bealtaine and was on the Board of Directors of Muckross House and Gardens for 9 years up to 2022. He is a fluent Irish speaker from West Kerry.  Particular areas of expertise: The environment, arts audiences, Irish Language. Appointed: 15/09/2016.

Lisa McElligott is a lecturer with the Dept of Creative Media and Information Technology in Munster Technological University (formerly Institute of Technology, Tralee). She has a background in Visual Arts. Particular areas of expertise: Digital Technology, the Third Level Education sector. Appointed: 20/04/2017.

Breda O’Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in Munster Technological University, founder and Head of CEED – leading regions through Innovation, Design and Transformation and project lead for Research & Engagement in MTU project. She is a key member of the Kerry executive team aimed at fostering and promoting enterprise and innovation in the South West Region. Appointed: 25/06/2020.

Kieran Corcoran is a professional Accountant working in banking and insurance sectors in strategic and operational roles with a focus on business planning and financial control. Kieran holds other board roles in the credit union and private equity sectors. Particular areas of expertise: Finance and Risk. Appointed: 04/03/2021.

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