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Meet the Team


Noel Dempsey 


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Martin Harte


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Noel Dempsey is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a TD for the Meath and Meath West constituencies from 1987 to 2011.


Noel also served as Minister for Environment and Local Government (1997–2002), Minister for Education and Science (2002–04), Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (2004–07) and Minister for Transport (2007–11).


Noel has served as Chairman of The Temple Bar Company since 2014.

Martin Harte is CEO and co-founder of the Temple Bar Company. Martin also acts as Festival Director of the annual TradFest Temple Bar, one of Ireland’s largest and most diverse festivals of traditional, folk and world music, and Dublin’s’ Festival of Politics.


Martin has a wide range of experience in Public Affairs, Tourism, Arts and Urban Management having spent over 20 years working in the Temple Bar area. More recently he has become involved in TV production with Ireland In Music, a new TV Music Show on RTE and podcast production and development.



Claudine Murray

Chief Marketing Officer


Ania Schuler

Administrations and Events Executive

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Claudine Murray has over 20 years’ experience in marketing with a strong focus on Festivals and event management.


She has worked on a number of events with the Temple Bar Company including TradFest Temple Bar, Festival of Politics, Temple Bar Tailgates, Blooms Day, Croke Park Classics, and the Temple Bar Summer Night Market.

Ania Schuler joined Temple Bar Company in 2016. She recently graduated with an honour's BA in Business and Management from Dublin Business School and has a Diploma in International Business and Marketing.

Her role is to assist with the organization of Temple Bar Events including TradFest, Festival of Politics, Summer programme, etc; oversee the Temple Bar Markets, assist with area projects and manages a series of social media platforms.

TradFest Team 


Aidan Butler

Podcast producer

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Kieran Hanrahan

Artistic Festival Director

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Kieran Hanrahan is one of Ireland’s most respected tenor banjo players in Irish traditional music. Over the years Kieran has helped to found a number of bands: Inchiquin, Stockton’s Wing and The Templehouse Ceili Band.


Kieran presents Ceili House, one of RTE Radio’s traditional Irish music show. Kieran also works as an advisor to Ceolthas, is Artistic Director of Scoil Egise (part of Fleadh Ceoil Na h ‘Eireann) and was recently appointed Chair of Chair of Culture Ireland Expert Advisory Committee.

Environmental Team 


Patryk Michalski

Area and Markets Manager

Patryk Michalski joined Temple Bar Company in 2019. He has a BA in Events Management graduate from Dundalk Institute of Technology.

He is the Temple Bar Area and Markets Manager. He oversees the environmental team and liaises with businesses in the area and Dublin City Council on environmental public domain issues. 

Cleaning Team 

Raul Canedo Aceitune

Raul Canedo Aceituno 

Antonio Benitez Castilla

Antonio Benitez Castilla

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