Who's Who

The Mermaid Team

The Mermaid team have a blended approach of working off and on-site. The best way to contact us directly is by email.

The Mermaid Box Office & Front of House Team


Kate Stevens

Siobhan Garahy

Francine Nery

Lily Boyle

Aimee Kane


Dylan Downes

Dylan Spurling

Josh Kane

Josh Downes

Alanna Demel


The Mermaid Board (and Members of Mermaid)

Cllr. Melanie Corrigan

Cllr. Melanie Corrigan

Since December 2019

Melanie Corrigan is from Enniskerry, she is married to Liam and the mother of four children.
She is a newly elected councillor for Bray West.
Mermaid is actively involved in the community, working with the schools, sports clubs and local charities. She has a great interest in the arts and supporting the work of the Mermaid Arts Centre and the importance it holds as a cultural hub for the community.

Martin Davidson

Martin Davidson

Since January 2013

Martin Davidson is a retired Construction Economist and has lived in Bray for thirty years. He has a particular interest in theatre and classical music. He is currently a director of the Festival of Great Music in Irish Houses and has been a member of choral societies since 1969. In the last ten years he has performed in one act plays in Bray and in many parts of Ireland. He is keen to see the Mermaid Arts Centre attract a wide audience and consolidate its status as one of the foremost centres for the arts in Ireland.

Cllr. Erika Doyle

Cllr. Erika Doyle

Since January 2021

Erika Doyle lives in Bray and is a journalist and Green Party Councillor on Wicklow Co. Council. She is currently Leas Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District.

Rachel Fallon

Rachel Fallon

Since February 2018

Rachel Fallon is a visual artist and founding member of Outpost Studios in Bray. Her background is in film and Cirque Nouveau. As well as an individual art practice, she works in collaborative groups and collectives; including Desperate Artwives(U.K.) and The Tellurometer Project(Ireland). She is also founding member of Pff Publications - a feminist zine. She exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is held in public and private collections including The Wellcome Collection and Goldsmiths Women’s Library. A native of Co. Wicklow, she is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan

Since March 2022

Colm Keegan is an award winning writer and poet from Dublin. His debut collection “Don't Go There” was released to critical acclaim. His latest collection “Randomer” is now available from Salmon poetry.
His first full-length play “For Saoirse” was staged in Axis Theatre and shortlisted for the Fishamble New Writing award and his short play “Something Worth Saying,” commissioned for the Abbey Theatre was called ‘exquisite and devastating’ by reviewer Emer O’ Kelly.
He was a co-founder of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival and has been awarded numerous residencies including the LexIcon, Ireland’s largest public library. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklinks Project, and has developed numerous creative writing projects for schools and colleges across the country.

Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson

Since June 2021

Michael is a Director of services with Wicklow County Council and he heads up the Community, Cultural and Social Development directorate. This directorate has responsibility for all culture-related activity , which includes the Council’s Arts department. Part of Michael’s brief is the library service and he has been instrumental in re-positioning the libraries in the County to be civic centres which can also facilitate art exhibitions.

Jenny Sherwin

Jenny Sherwin

Ex Officio

Jenny Sherwin is the Wicklow County Arts Officer. Wicklow County Arts Office was established as a core service of Wicklow Local Authorities in 1997, to stimulate arts practice in the county and to support artist development. Much has been achieved in the county since the establishment of the Arts Office to reinforce locally the benefits and the merits of arts practice and participation.

Ursula Quill

Ursula Quill

Ursula Quill is from Bray and is currently a PhD student at the School of Law in Trinity College researching the role of the Citizens' Assembly in constitutional reform. A Trinity graduate of English and Irish, she also holds a Higher Diploma in Psychology from UCD and is doing the Barrister-at-Law Degree at the King’s Inns. Ursula worked with former Senator Ivana Bacik on progressive legislation and campaigned locally for Marriage Equality and in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Since November 2020 she has been a Board Member of the Institute of International and European Affairs.

Linda Healy

Linda Healy

Since May 2022

Linda has worked with Wicklow County Council for over 30 years in a number of areas. Prior to taking up her current position as District Administrator with Bray Municipal District, Linda was the Film Commissioner for County Wicklow. In this role she successfully facilitated high end television productions along with national and international feature films while filming in County Wicklow and at all times ensuring that County Wicklow was showcased as a film-friendly county. The County Wicklow Film Commission was set up in 1992 and is the longest running film commission in Ireland.

Previous roles with Wicklow County Council include District Administrator for Arklow Municipal District, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with the Local Enterprise Office and Campus Manager for Wicklow County Campus.

Anne Ferris

Eugene Finnegan

Supporters

The Arts Council
Municipal District Bray
Wicklow County Council
Craft Picture Framing