I work for myself…
I co-founded Event Ireland in 2005, a creative web business based in Kilkenny providing blog and web site design, graphic design and photography services. We design functional and useful sites that work extremely well for our clients but we also help them understand how they can get the most of the web. In 2009 I took control of Event Ireland, expanding the services offered by the business, rebranding to Event Media in 2009.
Event Media now provides a broader range of web services from design and development to training, audio equipment hire, advertisement production and more besides.
I also founded Kilkenny Music in 2005, now a 1,000+ member music community promoting music and the arts in Kilkenny. We actively promote acts online (blogs, podcasts, digital distribution) and offline (showcase nights, tours, press, radio). I organise over thirty music-based events and gigs a year. I have had continued success in raising arts funding for KilkennyMusic.com’s offline activities since 2006.
I co-founded The Devious Theatre Company in 2006, filling a void in amateur theatre in Kilkenny for adults in the 20-30 age bracket. We create and produce original pieces of theatre for audiences our own age, and it works, very well. Through the company I have worked as director, producer and actor and take an active role in the day-to-day running and planning of the company.
I founded My Music in 2007 as an extension to Kilkenny Music. In 2008 this grew into My Music PR and My Music Artists International, representing some of the finest musicians on the roots music scene in the US and Australia. My Music rebranded as Rewind PR, falling under the Event Media umbrella in January 2010 shifting focus from international acts to homegrown independent acts.
I’ve won awards for my work including Best Podcast at the 2008 Irish Web Awards for The Playlist Mix.
I enjoy getting involved in community events and organisations, having organised a number of unconference events (PodCamp, CreativeCamp) in 2007 and 2008 as well as working with a number of non-profit groups in Kilkenny including the Rockfall Festival (2007 – 2010).
I have also held a seat on the board of directors of Young Irish Film Makers since 2005.