Our People

Circus Factory is a non-profit CLG and is run by a small but dedicated and experienced team, overseen by a voluntary board of Directors.
Proudly supported by


Cormac Mohally Artistis Director Circus Factory

Cormac Mohally

Artistic Director

Circus Factory

Catriona Cox

General Manager

Isabella Dogliana Youth and Social Outreach Coordinator Circus Factory

Izzy Dogliani

Social Circus & Youth Coordinator

Megan Cronin Marketing Manager Circus Factory

Megan Cronin

Marketing and Communications Manager


Neil Feely

(Secretary) holds a BA in Arts Music & English Lit, and threw it all away to join the Circus in 2014. Since then he has trained in Handstands, Acrobatics, Clown and Improvisational Performance techniques. His music degree had been invaluable to Circus Factory for his technical and composition abilities for live performances and productions. Appointed 2021

Kate O’Shea​

(Treasurer) works at the Cork Film Centre which focuses on developing, promoting and facilitating the art of creative film making and moving image art, with special emphasis on youth filmmaking through training and youth film projects. Kate has experience with Child Protection Policies. Appointed 2021

Ruth Stockdale

runs Wild About Nature, a Forest School that focuses on outdoor fun and learning through nature. Two of her children attend the Youth Programme. Ruth has experience with Child Protection Policies. Appointed 2020

Nicki French Davis

Has a background in music and arts and is currently Building Manager of Civic Trust House on Pope's Quay. She has been involved with a number of arts organisations in Cork as an employee, volunteer or at board level including but not limited to Cork Cycling Festival (chair and volunteer), Cork Orchestral Society (chair & PRO), West Cork Music (employee & volunteer), County Arts Office (Music Residency Coordinator)

Claire McCarthy

is a graduate of University College Cork (BA) and Pennsylvania State University (MA). She qualified as a Solicitor in 2009. She works with O’Sullivan Whelan Solicitors, where her practice takes in all aspects of private client law. Appointed 2020

Oisin Creagh

has been practicing Architecture since 1987, and was founder of Design Forum Architects in 1990. Oisin was a Director of Murray O Laoire Architects, until the operation was closed. In 2010 Oisin took on the full time operation of Design Forum Architects based in Cork, where he has worked since. Oisin is versed with Health and Safety Protocols. Appointed 2020

Sinéad Dunphy

has been involved in the arts for over twenty years as a performer along with being a producer, director and event organiser of many prestigious arts Festivals, shows and events. Sinéad served as Festival Director of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2018 and successfully rejuvenated this festival to international acclaim. Her work with the Festival received further recognition in winning the Cork Business Association Overall Business of the Year Award 2018. Appointed 2021

Jonah McGreevy


Jordan Walshe

Aerial Silks and Hoop

Brenda Long

Aerial Silks

Jude O’ Neill

Trapeze / Aerial Hoop / Tightwire

Lidija Sola


Neil Feely

Hand balancing

Cormac Mohally

Partner Acrobatics / Cyr Wheel / Juggling / Youth Coach

Haj Murphy

Acrobatics / tumbling / Juggling / Youth Coach

Kate Mitchell

Hulahoop / Aerial & General Youth Coach / Social Circus Coordinator

Linda Cullen

Vertical Dance / Trapeze / Youth Coach