Our Team

Meet the Museum staff working with the Folklife Collections


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 more than thirty years, His current research focuses on the changing role of museums in contemporary society.

Noel Campbell


Assistant Keeper Grade 1. Noel Campbell began working in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in 2001. He is a graduate of NUIG and UCD and holds a degree in history and archaeology. He is the author of A History of Castlebar: Municipal Government 1613-2014 (2014). Noel is responsible for the Boats, Fishing, Hunting, Agriculture and Land Transport collections.

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, Ceramic & Glass, Childhood and Hearth Furniture Collections.

Rosa Meehan


Assistant Keeper Grade II. Rosa Meehan joined the Irish Folklife Division in 2002 bringing an inter-disciplinary approach to curating the material culture of everyday life and customs of the collection.  Rosa studied Irish history and Librarianship at University College Dublin and archaeology at NUI, Galway and is author of The Story of Mayo, published by Mayo County Council in 2002. She holds responsibility for the Irish Country Furniture and vernacular architecture collection along with trades and crafts. Her current research is on Irish Country Furniture Collection. 

Liam Doherty

Clerical Officer

M.A. History. With the National Museum of Ireland since 2001.
Contact for queries related to research access to Folklife collections, library and archives.