About Us

Our Mission Statement

Boyle Arts Festival is dedicated to the provision of the best in the performing and visual arts and to present a culturally enriching schedule of visual arts, music, literature, drama and family events, featuring exponents of national and international significance. The festival seeks to make the arts more accessible to a broad range of people, to give prominence to young, emerging Irish artists, both visual and performing, and to link with local arts groups in programming and organising events

Our Committee

Boyle Arts Festival is run by a voluntary committee, which for 2023 are:

Chairperson: Patricia Golden

Patricia is actively involved in promoting and marketing tourism in her role as Manager of King House, Boyle. King House historical & cultural centre with interpretive galleries and museum is home to Boyle Arts Festival’s main art exhibition, concerts and events. Patricia is a previous Chairperson of Boyle Musical Society and has a strong interest in the arts.

Vice Chair:  Irene Madden

Irene’s background is in insurance but loves working with the Arts. She is interested in new and up and coming talent as well as the well established artists and thinks that the Festival is very important to the town and the community by making art and entertainment more accessible to everyone.

Treasurer: Belinda McCauley

Belinda has a background in Financial Services and a keen interest in the performing Arts. She was a founder member of Boyle Musical Society and an active member of various Drama groups, performing on stage in her earlier career.

Administrator: Caroline Morgan

Caroline has a background in Library Services and a keen interest in Literature and Arts. She is an active member of Boyle Curlew Walkers while having a particular keen interest in walking and playing golf.

Marketing & PR: Brendan McGee

Brendan McGee has been a member of Boyle Arts Festival Committee since 2010 and is responsible for press and advertising releases for the Festival since joining. A keen interest in the Arts, particularly Film, Electronic music, Photography, Spoken Word and local art. Also press officer for the local Boyle Musical Society.

Open Art & Community: Patricia Golden

Patricia organises and manages the open art exhibition during Boyle Arts Festival since 2006, which provides an extremely important forum for artists who may find few opportunities to display their work to include over one hundred part-time, full-time and occasional artists, giving a unique blend and standard of excellence.

Gerry Kielty

A retired head teacher, Gerry has participated in the recent Arts Council plans for education. He has a particular interest in the visual and performing arts.

Caitriona Feely Fahy

Rebecca Wynne

Rory Nevin

For our Child Safeguarding Statement, see below

Child Protection Policy

BAF Health & Safety Policy

Data Protection Policy

BAF 2022 Accounts