Our Team

The core team at Esker Arts Centre comprises an Artistic Director, Marketing & Box Office Manager, House Technician, and Front of House staff. All hold a wide range of expertise and talents essential for the delivery of events and programming at Esker Arts.

Meet our team
Sean Walsh
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Sean Walsh
Artistic Director

Sean is originally from Belmullet, Co. Mayo, with a background in Philosophy and Art History.
Sean has vast experience operating Arts Centres, previously serving as Director of Ballina Arts Centre for over 15 years, Assistant Arts Officer in Mayo County Council, and Co-ordinator for Meitheal Mhaigheo Erris Community Arts. Sean is also a widely published freelance arts journalist for well known magazines such as Irish Music Magazine and Hot Press, a keen painter, and an avid film fan with a particular love for arthouse film.

Lee Hamill
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Lee Hamill
Marketing and Box Office Manager (Acting)

Originally from County Louth, Lee has a BA in Fine Art and Critical Cultures from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. Lee has previously worked at Cultural Organisations such as Dublin Theatre Festival, Bombinate Theatre and NCAD Gallery, as well as various administrative roles outside of the Cultural Sector.
Lee is also a practicing artist, with works exhibited in Rua Red, Platform Arts Centre, Catalyst Arts Centre and others.

Ciarán Whelan
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Ciarán Whelan (Rocky)
House Technician

From Tullamore, County Offaly, Rocky has been involved in the local arts and music scene of the midlands from a young age.
A BA graduate in Commercial Modern Music from Bimm Institute in Dublin, Rocky has a wide range of experience working in technical theatre, and has been involved in venues such as Dunamaise Arts Centre, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, and various festivals.
Rocky is also a guitarist and keen musician having performed locally and internationally.


The team at Esker Arts Centre would like to extend their sincere thanks to Piquant, Paul Moore Photography, and Malfi Productions for their extensive work on this website, in design, production, photography and film.