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.

Dr Séamas Mac Philib


Assistant Keeper Grade I. Séamas Mac Philib M.A., Ph.D., H.Dip.Ed. trained in University College, Dublin as an ethnologist and historian and also at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Nordic Museum (IFF), Stockholm and Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires (CEF), Paris.  

Prior to joining the National Museum of Ireland, he worked in the government departments of Finance (inc. Heritage Expenditure) and the Department of the Taoiseach (Arts and Culture Division). He has many publications, in particular in Béaloideas and in Ulster Folklife. Current research: the currachs of Ireland and ethnology and Irish landlords. He is curator of agriculture, boats, fishing, hunting and transport.

Rosa Meehan

Curator -

on secondment to the Jackie Clarke Collection until September 2015
Assistant Keeper Grade II. Rosa Meehan has been a curator in the Irish Folklife Division for five years. She is particularly interested in the Museum's collection of drawings and water-colours of Irish homes from the 1930s and 1940s. She also has responsibility for the Irish Country Furniture and tools collections. Rosa studied Irish history and Librarianship at University College Dublin and is author of The Story of Mayo, 2002.

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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