Fresh blood injected into Cork’s culture and event scene.
Eileen O’Shea hails from the Kingdom of Kerry but has spent much of her working life in London. From 2006-2015 Ms. O’Shea worked with the Everyman Media Group PLC. Holding the title of Operations Manager, she was responsible for various programmes and events for one of the fastest growing chain of boutique arts venues in the UK.Having spent 9 years in the shaping her career in London, the home roots of Ireland began to call. An opportunity to move to Cork arose and she jumped at the chance to join the Cork Film Festival team in 2015 as Festival Projects Manager. Working for Ireland’s longest running film festival she managed the operational production for the Festival programme across 10 different sites in Cork to deliver a 10 day international film festival as well as numerous smaller scale events throughout the year.In 2016, facility management company LeisureWorld were awarded the management contract for St. Peter’s on North Main Street by Cork City Council. St. Peter’s is home to Cork 1916 Centre of Commemoration as well as a venue for private use. The management of LeisureWorld set out to put an experienced team in place to manage the operations of the newest strand to their portfolio.Eileen shone through as the perfect addition to the LeisureWorld team, bringing with her a fresh outlook, an abundance of energy and years of experience in programme and venue management.Since her appointment she has coordinated the successful installation of the main Cork 1916 exhibition for 2016 “Rebellion!” curated by Rachel Abraham, as well as a series of smaller exhibitions and private functions.Eileen and LeisureWorld have big plans for St. Peter’s throughout 2016 and beyond. The vision is to maximise the opportunity in this diverse venue while keeping it as inclusive as possible for all that wish to use it. “I am excited about the scope of St. Peter’s and hope to develop an inclusive and creative platform for individuals, organisations and groups to collaborate, participate and enjoy in the heart of Cork City.” Eileen O’Shea