Our Team

Anthony (Tony) Candon

Manager Keeper

Head of the Folklife Division and Manager of the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

Tony is an archaeologist and mediaeval historian who has worked in heritage and museums on both sides of the Irish border for nearly thirty years, His current research focuses on the changing role of museums in contemporary society.

Rosa Meehan

Curator -

Assistant Keeper Grade II. Rosa Meehan, B.A. M.LIS trained at University College Dublin as an historian and as Library and information professional. She is curator in the Irish Folklife Division since 2002. She is particularly interested in the Museum's collection of drawings and water-colours of Irish homes from the 1930s and 1940s and curated an exhibition on this theme in 2007. She also curates the Irish Country Furniture, tools collections. Her work includes programmes and events at the museum including the art installation trails, social inclusion, culture night events among others. Rosa is author of The Story of Mayo, 2002, the Mayo County Council’s millennium project.

Clodagh Doyle


Assistant Keeper Grade II. Clodagh Doyle has been working with the Irish Folklife Collection of the National Museum since 1995. She has a degree in Irish Folklore and Archaeology and her MA thesis is on the subject of Traditional Hearth Furniture. Clodagh is curator of the Calendar Custom, Religion, Sport & Leisure, Childhood, Ceramics & Glass and Hearth Furniture Collections.

Sharon Quinn

Technical Assistant

Sharon is is based at the National Museum's Collections Resource Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin.

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