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

Staff

Cormac Mohally

Cormac Mohally

Artistic Director

Louisa Sloan

Louisa Sloan

Managing Director

Jesse Hallaway

Jesse Hallaway

Building and Digital Resources Manager

Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Social Circus & Youth Coordinator

Karen McCabe

Karen McCabe

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Board

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

Micheala Heyer​

is a professional Circus Performer and qualified Circus Rigger. Micheala is qualified to sign off on Circus Factory’s equipment and is engaged on a professional level to do our annual safety audit. Appointed 2020

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

coaches

Jordan Walshe

Aerial Silks and Hoop

Brenda Long

Aerial Silks

Jude O’ Neill

Trapeze / Aerial Hoop / Tightwire

Lidija Sola

Trapeze

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
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