Our Team

Baboró is run by a small team of dedicated people who share a passion to deliver excellent creative experience to our youngest citizens.

Aislinn O'hEocha - Executive Artistic Director

Aislinn joined Baboró in a new role as Executive Artistic Director in 2015. Her broad role means that she oversees all areas of the organisation as well as programming the annual festival in October each year. Her job involves visiting children’s festivals in Ireland and Europe, meeting artists and programmers from all over the world - that’s the best part. Aislinn's passion for children's work began back in 2001 when she worked with Baboró as Venue Manager of the Town Hall Theatre. She built up a wealth of programming, management and marketing experience whilst Artistic Director of The Source Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary and General Manager of glór, Co. Clare. Aislinn is thrilled to be living back in her native Galway in an industry that she adores.

Jennifer Ahern - Producer

A native of Co. Limerick, Jennifer  first encountered Baboró when she helped out as a festival volunteer. She has worked with Baboró since 2012, first as Festival Administrator, then as Acting General Manager and was appointed Producer in 2016. Jennifer  is a member of Baboró’s core team with responsibility for producing the festival, liaising with visiting companies and filling in endless funding application forms! 

Jane Hayes - Communications Co-Ordinator

Jane moved to Galway in 2016 and instantly fell in love with Baboró! She feels privileged to work with such a dedicated team, in a role that allows her to balance her creativity with her passion for communication, and commitment to children's access to the arts. Jane’s love affair with the arts began as Box Office Assistant with Wexford Festival Opera while a college student.  She went on to receive a Maters in Public Relations and work with the National Concert Hall, before eventually returning to her native Wexford as the Opera Festival’s Marketing Manager. Fulfilling a personal ambition, Jane then completed a Degree in Painting and established her own arts education practice in Madrid, where she specialised in work for children.  She is excited to be back home in Ireland, and working with such a progressive organisation.

Elaine Donovan - Development Executive

Elaine has joined the Baboró team to help grow and cultivate the existing relationships with our supporters, and to foster new and exciting partnerships with the local business community.
Having recently returned to Ireland after living in Canada for 10 years, this Cork native is thrilled to be making her new home in Galway. After making a change to her career as a graphic designer, Elaine found her true calling in the non-profit sector in Canada where she developed her skills and gained valuable experience in development and fundraising with large national and international charitable organisations.When she moved to Galway, Elaine’s real focus was to work within the arts sector, so she feels very fortunate to have found the perfect fit with Baboró. She is delighted to be working with an organisation with such immense talent, drive and heart.
If you would like to become one of our valued supporters, please feel free to drop Elaine an email at friends@baboro.ie, and she would be delighted to chat to you!

Sinéad Wynne - Finance

As a freelance accountant, Sinéad is an important member of the Baboró team, where she works one day per week. Sinéad also assists a number of other well-known organisations across Galway city, including; the Galway Arts Centre, and McCambridges. She received her CPA in the USA, and now has over thirty years’ experience in finance and accounting, and is very familiar with the particular needs of arts organisations, having specialised in the area since 2001. 

Niamh Frehill - Digital Marketing Assistant

As a volunteer member of Baboró’s team since August 2016, Niamh generously offers her time to supports our digital marketing efforts. This includes festival promotion and boosting local social media engagement throughout the year.Niamh first moved to Galway in 2001 to complete her Master’s at NUIG, then like many others she couldn’t bear to leave. She spent the next twelve years working for a local multinational in various marketing roles. Having experienced Baboró's "one-of-a-kind" festival magic with her young family, she wanted to become more involved. 

Baboró is always on the look out for dynamic people who share our passion. If you would like to work with us please tell us why. If you have time to spare, please find out more here. We always have interesting projects on the go!