Board and Staff


Board of Directors:

  • Jaimie Dower (Chairperson)
  • Michael Duffy
  • Joanne Galvin
  • Michael Leahy
  • Maria Moynihan
  • Tony Sheehan

Artistic Director: Mike Leahy
Spraoi Spectacles and Shows, Outreach Projects and corporate events

Working with Spraoi since its inception in 1993, Mike has worked on all of Spraoi’s major productions, both indoor and outdoor.  This work involves conception, design, construction and staging.  He has also worked extensively throughout Ireland, with touring street theatre pieces.  In addition he also carries out both creative and event management consultations for various commercial companies and associations, past/present clients include Waterford, Dublin and Cork City Councils, Bram Stoker Festival, St. Patrick’s Festivals Dublin, Cork and Waterford and Cork European Capital of Culture.

Director: T.V. Honan

Marketing, External Contacts, Sponsorship.

T.V. has worked professionally in the arts since 1989 and is one of the founding members of Spraoi. He has served as a member of the Arts Council, the Cultural Relations Committee at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Waterford City Development Board.  He played a lead-role in the development and construction of Spraoi’s Studio complex.  He has advised numerous local authorities and public bodies on arts policy was a member of the Festival Committee for the Tall Ships Race Waterford,  2011.

He holds an MA in Arts and Heritage Management (Hons).

Financial Controller/Administrator: Niamh Colbert

Finance, Administration.

Niamh has worked with Waterford Spraoi for the past 12 years, initially as an artist but in recent years as an Administrator and Financial Manager.  She has a National Diploma in Fine Art from W.I.T. plus a FETAC qualification in Arts Administration, and an ACCA C.A.T. qualification.

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