Board of Directors

Corcadorca Theatre Company is committed to good governance, and has embarked on the journey of compliance with The Governance Code. The company is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, full details below.

Dan Boyle – Chair. Appointed 1998

Dan Boyle is a former Public Representative. He is a previous member of Cork City Council, Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. A long standing board member of Corcadorca, he is also involved with many other art organisations and activities in Cork.

Tom Creed. Appointed 1998

Tom F. Creed is a Senior Counsel and practising barrister. Tom is a graduate of UCC and took part in a number of plays in Dramat in his latter years there. In the early 1980’s before his practise became established Tom acted in a few Everyman Productions. Latterly his acting skills have been put to good use in the courts but his involvement in Theatre has been confined to that of a supporting role as a member of the Board of Corcadorca.

Ger O’Riordan. Appointed 1998

Ger first recognised Corcadorca’s potential while working as programme manager at Triskel Arts Centre and was instrumental in providing much-needed performance and rehearsal facilities to the fledgling company. Since leaving Triskel in 1996, Ger has worked with a number of other arts and community organisations including C.I.T., Firkin Crane, Cork 2005, Backwater Artists, Mayfield Community Development and, currently, Sophia Housing.

Conor Doyle. Appointed 1998

Pat Ruane. Appointed 2008.

Pat Ruane is an architect by profession and works with Cork City Council as Conservation Officer. After training in UCD he worked in architectural practice in Latin America and Europe before settling in Cork in 2000.

Catherine Kirwan. Appointed 1998

Catherine Kirwan grew up in County Waterford and studied law at UCC. She works as a solicitor in Cork City, is a certified mediator and also holds a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from CIT.

Paul O’Donovan. Appointed 2013.

Paul O’Donovan, MBA (Cardiff) BSc (NUI) is a native of Co. Cork who has returned to the city after several decades spent abroad. He has worked and consulted for a variety of private- and public-sector organisations including the European Commission, UN, Welsh Development Agency and the Welsh Government. He now works as Academic Secretary in UCC.

Marie Kelly. Appointed 2013

Marie Kelly is a Casting Director and Drama Lecturer in Drama & Theatre Studies at the School of Music & Theatre, University College Cork. She began her career in theatre at the Abbey Theatre in 1993 where she set up the current Casting Department. Marie has an MA in Modern Drama and Performance (2005) and a PhD in Drama Studies (2011), both from the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. Her book, ‘The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: strays from the ether’, was co-edited with Dr. Bernadette Sweeney of the University of Missoula and published by Carysfort Press in 2010.


Corcadorca keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements. The most recent statement of audited accounts (2014) is available here. These statements are compliant with the Statement of Recommended Practice for charities and not-for profit entities (SORP), which is currently accepted as best practice in Ireland.
Corcadorca Theatre Company Ltd is designated as an approved as an approved body for the purpose of Section 484 of the Taxes Consolidation Act.