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 Ó hEocha

Executive Artistic Director

Aislinn became Executive Artistic Director of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in 2015. In this broad role she oversees all areas of the organisation, as well as curating the annual international festival in October each year, and developing supports to encourage Irish artists to create work for children. Aislinn spent several years working across programming, management and marketing in regional arts centres throughout Ireland. Aislinn's passion for performing arts for children was ignited back in 2001 when she worked with Baboró's festival team on the delivery of the festival. Aislinn is currently Chair of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland, a voluntary organisation which supports artists and advocates for the performance arts for children sector in Ireland.

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!

Thomas Langan

Marketing Executive

Thomas joined Baboro in 2019 to manage the marketing of the annual festival and communicate the year round work Baboró does to support and nurture educators and artists working with children. He is a Galway native who worked in the hospitality industry in the West of Ireland before taking up a marketing role with Irish product design agency, Design Partners, who he represented during Irish Design 2015. Thomas returned to Galway as a freelance marketer and copywriter working with technology enterprises, creative entrepreneurs and community organisations such as Architecture at the Edge, The Vault, The PorterShed and Galway Technology Centre.

If you would like to learn more about Baboró you can contact Thomas at marketing@baboro.ie.

Elaine Donovan

Development Executive

Elaine was first introduced to the not-for-profit world as Creative and Production Manager at one of Canada's leading fundraising agencies. Working closely with the wider team she learned about all aspects of fundraising, where she went on to develop creative concepts and manage campaigns with non-profits of various sizes and missions.

Elaine feels at home working alongside a dedicated team in an area that she is truly passionate about - providing subsidised access to the creative arts for our youngest citizens from across all sections of society. She is inspired by the opportunity to tell the story of the positive and transformative impact of the arts to our philanthropic partners.

Elaine is also a proud Cork woman, but doesn't like to shout about it... at least not every day!

If you would like to learn more about how you can support Baboró you can contact Elaine at elaine@baboro.ie.

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.

Join Us

Baboró is always on the look out for dynamic people who share our passion. If you would like to work with us, volunteer or become a festival steward please contact us at admin@baboro.ie.