About the Board

The Board of the Museum comprises a chairperson and 15 ordinary members.


The principal functions of the Board is:

To maintain, manage, control, protect, preserve, record, research and enlarge the collection of museum heritage objects for the benefit of the public and to increase and diffuse in and outside the State knowledge of human life in Ireland, of the natural history of Ireland and of the relations of Ireland in these respects with other countries.

Members of the Board

Name

Date of Appointment

Term Nominated By
Catherine Heaney (Chair) 17 June 2016 5 years  
John Bowen 17 June 2016 5 years  
Mary Crotty 17 June 2016 (re-appointed) 5 years  
Ingrid Hook 17 June 2016 5 years RDS
Kathleen James-Chakraborty 17 June 2016 5 years Royal Irish Academy
Ambrose Loughlin 17 June 2016 5 years  
Judith McCarthy 17 June 2016 5 years  
Denise Moroney 17 June 2016 5 years  
Declan Nelson 17 June 2016 5 years  
Mary O'Dowd 17 June 2016 5 years Royal Irish Academy
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh 17 June 2016 (re-appointed) 5 years  
Andrew Power 17 June 2016 5 years  
Lynn Scarff 17 June 2016 5 years  
Virginia Teehan 17 June 2016 5 years  
Aidan Walsh 17 June 2016 5 years  
Karen Wilson 17 June 2016 5 years Staff Representative