Festival Presenters


Ailbhe Symth

Long-time advocate for women’s reproductive health and gender equality

Emma Donoghue

Award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter

Irish storyteller of stories, songs and poetry

Anthony Murphy

Author, photographer, tour guide and broadcaster


Philomena Jordan

Teacher, author and spiritual guide within the Celtic spiritual and mythological tradition

Dr. Máire Durnin-Goodman

Medical Review Officer with extensive experience managing addiction disorders

Dolores Whelan

Monica McWilliams

Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations

Dr. Dara Culhane

Professor of Anthropology with a focus on Gender and Sexuality, and Irish Studies

Joan Sheehan

Joan Sheehan

Executive Vice President, Global Sales with STEMCELL Technologies.

Emer O'Toole

Dr. Emer O'Toole

Associate Professor of Irish Performance Studies at Concordia University, Montreal