The Team

Based at Crosses Green in Cork city centre, Meitheal Mara is the organising body behind the Ocean to City Race and Cork Harbour Festival. 

Meitheal Mara is an established maritime cultural and training centre in the heart of Cork city, Ireland; a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Visit the Meitheal Mara website for more information.

In addition to the below list of organisers, the festival is supported by over 200 volunteers who give huge amount of time, effort and expertise each year. 


Ocean to City Staff:

Joya Kuin - Event Manager
Position vacant - Festival Administrator


Meitheal Mara Staff:

Cathy Buchanan - General Manager
Elisenda Caamano - Workshop Assistant Manager
Marie Drew - Project Manager
Clare Hayden - Water Activities Manager
Seamus O'Brien - Workshop Manager


Contracted Staff:

Eddie English - Race Controller
Rose-Anne Kidney - Public Safety
Diarmuid Mulcahy - Production Manager

Ocean to City Race Operations Group:

Cathy Buchanan - Racing Officer
Oisín Creagh - Dragon Boats
Joan Dinneen - Recovery
Paul Facey-Hunter - Volunteers
Paul Fenton - Recovery
Clare Hayden - Youth Race
Joya Kuin - Event Manager
Kevin Guerin - Launch
Frances Lynch - Advisor
Donagh MacArtain - Director
Warren Pickles - Shore Safety
Peter Travers - Stewarding
Trevor Whelan - Monkstown


Cork Harbour Festival Committee:

Oisín Creagh
Joya Kuin
Donagh MacArtain
Dobz O'Brien
Martin O'Donoghue
Harbour Management Focus Group

Meitheal Mara Board of Directors:

Denis Barrett
Joan Dinneen
Mary Doran
Marianne Keane
Donagh MacCartain
Uilliam O Lorcáin
Martin Ryan