Since November 2016 i’ve been part of the core team for Townlands Carnival 2017 as Operations Manager. The festival, now coming into its third year, will lighten up the countryside in Macroom, Cork for 3 days from the 21st – 23rd July. They’re an independent festival, rare to Ireland and want to immerse you and your friends and family in a carnival of colour and music all weekend.

My role as Operations Manager is to piece all the moving parts together. I work with the directors to create and develop the operational strategy and project for the festival, designing the organisation structure, functional areas and responsibilities.

I designed the accreditation system, developed the security and volunteer plan and consulted on the site layout, event safety and crowd management. I produced the event management and safety plan. I also supported the event control team as taking on the role of Event Controller.