Contact Details

St. Patrick’s Festival

Phone: +353 1 604 0090
E-mail: info@stpatricksfestival.ie

Company Information

Company Number: 243808
Vat Number: 8243808D
Charity Number: CHY11729
Office Opening Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

St. Patrick’s Festival is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, which can be found listed below. St. Patrick’s Festival is committed to best practice governance and have continued the journey of compliance with the Charities Governance Code since beginning the organisation. St. Patrick’s Festival complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document, available here.

St. Patrick’s Festival keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements.

Directors Financial Reports

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2020

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2019

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2018

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2017

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2016

In accordance with Governance law, St. Patrick’s Festival has two sub-committees, the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee and the Fundraising and Sponsorship sub-committee.

Our Board members, a short biography of each and the sub-committee that they are involved in, are outlined below.

St. Patrick’s Festival Board Members

Teresa Tully
Teresa is a Director at Ernst & Young and joined the Festival Board in January 2016. She is an Associate Chartered Accountant and has served in an audit and advisory capacity on a diverse range of topics, including regulation implementation, technical accounting and internal control reviews. Teresa is Chair of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee. 

Dermot Horan
Dermot is the Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at RTÉ, and Vice President EBU TV Committee. Dermot is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Shane Clarke
Shane Clarke is the Director of Corporate Services, Policy & Northern Ireland with Tourism Ireland. Previous roles Shane has held include Managing Director and Finance Director for M&P Sales and a General Manager for Diageo. Shane has been a Director on the Board for St. Patrick's Festival since January 2018. Shane is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Maree Gallagher (Acting Chair)
Maree Gallagher is a qualified solicitor specialising in EU and Irish regulatory law and is currently of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. Maree has been a Board member since June 2013 and is the Dublin Chamber of Commerce representative. Maree is currently in the role of Acting Chair and also a member of the Fundraising and Sponsorship sub-committee.

Orla Carroll
Orla Carroll is Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland.  She joined Fáilte Ireland in 2008 after working for over 10 years in the Telecommunications Industry. 

Stephen McNally
Stephen is the Deputy Chief Executive for Dalata Hotel Group since 2007 and has served as a Director of the Board of St. Patrick's Festival since October 2016. Stephen is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee. 

Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland has served as Lord Mayor of Dublin and ex-officio member of the Board of St. Patrick’s Festival since June 2021. In June 2021, she was elected as the 353rd Lord Mayor of Dublin. She has chaired the DCC Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Housing and is a member of the Finance SPC and has sat as an alternate member to the European Committee of the Regions and on the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs.

Feedback Procedure

St. Patrick's Festival is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve. St. Patrick's Festival welcomes all feedback.

If you wish to give us feedback or make a complaint, you can contact us in writing or by telephone. Please give us as much information as possible, providing relevant contact details.

Write to:

St. Patrick’s Festival
Unit 1, Blackhall Green
Blackhall Place
Dublin 7
Ireland

Phone: Tel: (01) 6040090

Phone: +353 1 604 0090
E-mail: info@stpatricksfestival.ie

What happens next?

If you complain in person or over the phone, we will try to resolve the issue there and then. Similarly, if you complain by email or in writing we will always acknowledge your complaint within 7 days, and do everything we can to resolve it in 21 days. If this is not possible, we will explain why and provide a new deadline.