Firkin Crane announces the departure of CEO, Paul McCarthy

Firkin Crane announces the departure of CEO, Paul McCarthy

Friday 15th January 2021

Paul McCarthy at Firkin Crane with President Michael D. Higgins, September 2016


Firkin Crane has today announced the departure of CEO Paul McCarthy after 25 years with the organisation.

Commenting on the announcement, chairperson of the Firkin Crane board of directors Yvonne Coughlan said, “We are extremely grateful to Paul for his tenure at the helm of Cork’s home for dance, Firkin Crane. Our mission for the organisation, of advancing dance as an artform in Cork, Munster and further afield, sustaining the artist, and developing audience participation, has benefited hugely from Paul’s contributions through the years. We thank him for his engagement in stewarding a smooth transition for the organisation, and wish him all the best in his own next steps. The Board, staff and clients of Firkin Crane look forward to marking his departure with a presentation at a public event to honour his legacy, when guidelines allow.

Firkin Crane will now embark on an intensive period of transition and change, towards an exciting new era for the organisation. The board and staff of the organisation look forward to working with the artists, audiences, funders, and partners who make up the Firkin Crane community in shaping this new vision.

Further details on new plans will be released in the coming months.

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