About Us

The Five Lamps Arts Festival

The Five Lamps Arts Festival, located in the heart of the community in Dublin’s North East Inner City, was founded in 2007 by Roisin Lonergan, a former 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 center 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.

The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2023

Our Mission

To foster widespread appreciation of and participation in arts, culture and creative activity throughout Dublin’s North East Inner City.

Volunteers 2024

Our Vision

All residents of Dublin’s North East Inner City should be able to access and participate in arts, culture, and creativity.



Artistic Director

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.

Marcela Parducci

Marcela Parducci

Project Manager

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.

Maria Valencia

Maria Valencia


Maria has a background in Graphic Design. and she works in the Festival as part of the Marketing Team. She lives locally and her children go to a local school and so her investment in the Festival is personal as well as professional.


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.



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.



Claire is a Five Lamps local with a background in media and campaigning. Currently, she works with The Wheel on the We Act campaign.



Pia is an Operations and Facilities manager at UCD. Before moving to Ireland Pia worked as a journalist in her native Argentina.

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