Sandra Whelan

SANDRA WHELAN COO Immersive VR Education Sandra Whelan is Chief Operations Officer at Immersive VR Education. She co-founded the company, alongside her husband, David Whelan in 2014. During that period, Sandra also worked as a Senior Editor and Content Creator for a top ranked virtual reality website, where she developed a strong rapport with key […]

David Whelan

DAVID WHELAN CEO Immersive VR Education David Whelan is CEO of Immersive VR Education Ltd. Along side his wife, Sandra Whelan, David co-founded the company in 2014 with the aim of bringing Immersive technology to distance learning and transform how students learn globally. In March 2018, David and the team successfully listed VR Education Holdings […]

Eilís Lavelle

Eilís Lavelle   Eilís Lavelle is a co-director of Workhouse Union working with artists, designers, architects, and crafts-people to develop projects examining housing, civic infrastructure, and the commons, engaging people with the spaces and places we live. Eilís was the curator of Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre from 2005- 2013, curating over 80 exhibitions, project, and […]

Jennifer O’Connell

  Jennifer O’Connell Jennifer O’Connell is a Saturday Magazine columnist and features writer with the Irish Times, specialising in human interest stories, interviews and news and opinion. She has been a journalist for over 20 years, and prior to the Irish Times, worked in The Sunday Business Post, RTE,, the Independent group of newspapers, […]

Dr Eamonn Kelly

  Dr Eamonn Kelly is a Principal Officer at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht working in the all-of-Government Creative Ireland Programme.  Eamonn was previously posted for four years as Ireland’s Attaché (Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht) to the European Union based at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels, and […]

Waterford celebrates Cruinniú na nÓg in style

  What a day we had in Waterford for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019! Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates the creativity of youth throughout Waterford City and County. On Saturday 15th June Cruinniú na nÓg, a festival of creativity for young people, took place throughout Waterford City and County. A national day of making, doing, creating and […]

WCQ Spotlight – Síle Penkert

WCQ Spotlight  Síle Penkert Executive Director of Garter Lane Arts Centre on O’Connell Street Waterford and member of Waterford Cultural Quarter Steering Group What is your background and what value do you see in having a cultural anchor in the WCQ? I have a thoroughly immersed background in theatre, making, managing and producing, and I also tread the boards […]