The Five Lamps Arts Festival, located in the heart of the community in Dublin’s North East Inner City, was founded in 2007 by Róisín Lonergan, a teacher from Marino College.
We are a smart and resourceful community – based team working year-round with local people and professional artists to put culture, creativity and diversity at the heart of the area’s regeneration.
Since its first edition the Festival has grown to become a centre for the creation and presentation of locally relevant, artistically ambitious works and is a highly regarded and much-loved part of the community.
We believe that everyone should be able to experience and participate in arts and creativity.
All residents of Dublin’s North East Inner City should be able to access and participate in arts, culture, and creativity.
To foster widespread appreciation of and participation in arts, culture and creative activity throughout Dublin’s North East Inner City.
Róisín set up Five Lamps Arts in 2007 while working as a teacher at Marino College. As well as curating the Festival, she nurtures relationships with the local community.
Media producer/graphic designer
Eduardo has a degree in Design and Film Production. He has worked for film and TV companies across Europe and South America.
Conor specialises in rigging and building custom made structures for Theatre, Circus and Festivals.
Marcela studied Communication and Digital/Social Media in her native Brazil and has worked in arts event coordination and community development since her move to Dublin.
Sean has been our Chairperson since 2018. He brings a wealth of experience as an operations specialist for festivals. He is a Director of Fest-Event Ireland and is involved in the Kerry Film Festival, Listowel Writers Week, and the Carlow Arts Festival.
Deirdre is a practicing barrister with an interest in music and visual arts.
Mick has spent more than 35 years working in community development. He has both produced and acted in dramas for the Festival with his community theatre group,Uncut Diamonds..
Maeve lives in the Five Lamps area and is a former Assistant Professor in Social Work at Trinity College Dublin. She also sits on the board of the Irish Refugee Council.
Mary is the Principal of Marino College of Further Education which has always been a strong supporter of the festival.
Alan has an MA in Global Cultures and Creativity from Cardiff University and he is now embarking on a PhD at Maynooth University.
Pia is an Operations and Facilities manager at UCD. Before moving to Ireland Pia worked as a journalist in her native Argentina.