Our Team

Creative Spark Management Team

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Sarah Daly
Executive Director

Sarah has a background in Fine and Applied Arts and creative enterprise. Experienced in business development for SMEs, particularly in the creative sectors, Sarah also has a keen interest in community development and engagement through creative practice.  

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Barry McDonald
Facilities & Training Manager

Barry is a graduate in Hospitality Management from DKIT. He joined the team in October 2015 wishing to expand his knowledge and skills in office administration and computing.


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Gráinne Murphy
Print Studio Coordinator

Gráinne Murphy joined the team in 2018. Gráinne studied Fine Art Printmaking from Limerick School of Art and Design. She is an experienced art facilitator teaching adults and children across Munster and Leinster, including pop up workshops in schools and galleries. She has experience running and curating exhibitions and is also a practising artist.

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Niamh Gregory 
Marketing and Outreach Officer

Niamh is from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Honors in Communications Studies and has worked in marketing since. She has an avid interest in the media and arts, history and literature. 

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Jacqui D. Uí Mhonacháin   Community and Business Development Manager

Jacqui is a graduate of the PMI, Project Management Institute with a background in community and business development projects. She joined the team in July 2021 as the Creative Spark Enterprise FabLab Community and Business Development Manager. Jacqui also has a background in the creative sector with a Bachelor of Arts from GMIT.  

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Ciara Breen Creative Spark Downtown Co-Working Hub Manager

Ciara has a background in marketing and account management and most recently worked in the financial service sector in the UK. A DKIT masters graduate of Marketing and Entrepreneurship she is passionate about supporting the early growth and development of business start – ups and entrepreneurs.

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Gerry Faulkner
Projects Co-ordinator

Gerry Faulkner is a graduate from The College of Marketing and Design, where he studied Visual Media and Graphic Design. He also has a background in Video Production, Photography and Theatre Design. He’s a painter and sometimes Tattooist, but at the moment he’s specialising pen and Ink pointillism. He has a keen interest in History and Politics. He is hoping to develop new skills in Print Making.

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Julie Whitmarsh 
Accounts Administrator






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Velimir Dukic  Caretaker