Claire Flood


Claire Flood is Signal's epicentre. She is the supervisor of the CE (community employment) project, administrator of everything else & knowledge base of all that happens. If there is anything you need to know she's the person to ask. Claire has been with Signal since 2002.


Nicos Nicolaou


Nicos Nicolaou is an artist who is interested in the histories and methodologies of everyday utility objects and he explores these ideas through the use of sculpture and drawing.





James Nolan

Web Author/IT Administrator

James comes from a printing background and spent many years printing very high quality publications for the home market and for abroad. And he has a exceptional eye for colour, detail and design.
Over the last number of years he has studied Web Design and IT extensively, gaining a distinction in Web Authoring and amassing several IT qualifications including the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ Certifications.
To date, James has created and launched a number of very well received Web Sites using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.
In his spare time he does volunteer work for ASH Animal Rescue walking and rehabilitating the many dogs on site.
His principal interests are Music, Live Gigs, Web Design, Art, Trees, Nature & Wildlife, History, Travel, Theatre, and Film Noir.


Stephanie Burke

Staff Artist

Stephanie Burke has studied Performing Arts at the Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE).
She is currently appearing as a Shield Maiden on the hugely popular 'Vikings' TV series.
Stephanie loves Celtic and Pre-Raphelite Art and she also has a passion for Photography, Film and any creative avenues of expression, exploring what it means to be human.
Stephanies' interests include Fitness, Yoga, English, Animal Welfare, Nature & Wildlife, Reading, Poetry, Dance and Music.




Aidan Lombard

Graphic Artist

Aidan Lombard has studied Graphic Design in Wales and has a BA Honors in Graphics.
He has worked in the print industry, designing and creating banners and various printed media.
Most recently, he has finished a post Grad in Mobile App Design in DIT.
Aidan wants to use his time here at Signal to explore the creative process through traditional and digital means.




Margaret Walsh

Staff Artist

Margaret Walsh comes from a music industry background.
Her ambition is to raise the profile of Signal Arts Centre to an even higher level.
Margaret's interests include Interior Design, Art History and 20th century Literature.






Sean Nolan

Staff Artist

Séan Nolan has studied Fine Art in the NCAD and he has a BA Honours Degree in sculpture.
He now works as a stand up comedian utilising projections, music, drawings and spoken word elements.
In 2013, he won the RTE New Comedy Awards and the top prize of €5000.
He performs at venues across Ireland and the UK and recently completed two runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.






Emma Fitzgerald

Staff Artist

Emma Fitzgerald is a performer and choreographer whose work combines story-telling, dance and song.
. In 2008 she co-founded the dance theatre company 'Fitzgerald and Stapleton' with artist Aine Stapleton.
She has created five full length works and a number of shorter duets and solos. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Culture Ireland, Dublin City Council and by key theatres in Ireland and New York.
Emma trained at London Contemporary Dance School, one of Europe’s leading conservatoires and graduated with a BA Honours in Contemporary Dance.
"Ms. Fitzgerald…is a gamine tour de force of charisma and contradictions." - New York Times.








Gill Cassidy

Multi Disciplinary Artist

Gill Cassidy comes from South Africa and has studied fine arts at the University of Cape town. She has worked as an Interior Designer,recently studied for a fine art diploma and her work is multi – disciplinary, working inks, oils, print, ceramics and photography.

Ger Keenan

Ger Keenan


Ger Keenan completed level 5 awards in both fine art, as well as Art & Design in B.A.E.C.
She discovered a love for ceramics and sculpture during both courses.
And Ger firmly believes that everyone should allow their imagination to flow.

Helen Cleary

Helen Cleary

Staff Artist

Helen graduated from the Instute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in 2012, where she studied Visual Arts Practice.
She has volunteered for Rehab Care as a Creative Arts Facilitator.
And Helen also has a keen interest in Art Therapy.

Geraldine Smith



After a long career in the printing sector Geraldine worked as an administrator for the Carers Association.
She spent two years on an extensive computing course in BAEC.
Geraldine has also studied Payroll and Bookkeeping in DDLETB.
Her interests include travelling, reading and crosswords.

Becky Dunford



Becky has many years experience in both office administration and Gallery Management.
Music has been a very important passion throughout her life, having grown up surrounded by musicians and others involved in the music industry.
She was co-founder of the Wall of Fame in Temple Bar, a giant and permanent outdoor display of photographs of some of Ireland's greatest musicians, which has become a very popular landmark.
Her other interests include Art, Film, the Natural world and of course, her two young children.


Ciaran Coogan

Staff Artist

Ciaran is an Actor/Theatre Manager with numerous credits on stage and screen. Ciaran also studied Arts Facilitation and has been involved in various Community Arts projects.

Now he is currently writing a piece for stage which he hopes to premier in the Autumn.

Donal Smith

Donal Smyth

Staff Artist

Donal comes from a business background importing children's playground equipment.

He is interested in music and writing, and Donal will be studying computing and IT..

James Hayes

Staff Artist


James Hayes is an established sculptor proficient in a wide range of traditional and new media skills, ranging from authentic Bronze Age metal casting to complex 3D computer modelling and image manipulation.
He has been commissioned for site specific public, corporate & private sculpture regularly since 1995, and has exhibited extensively in Ireland and North America.
James is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland since 1993. James has organised and run five "Umha Aois" experimental bronze casting symposia, and is an active participant on the "Umha Aois" projects since 1996.
He has trained in traditional visual arts and sculpture skills in Toronto, Canada, and has since extended his skills base with a Bachelor of Arts from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, and a Master of Science in Multimedia Skills from Trinity College, Dublin.