Laura Gilsenan

A keen musician, Laura Gilsenan has almost twenty years’ experience in Arts Administration, the last fifteen of which as CEO of Feis Ceoil Association. Previously, she worked with the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition and the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival. Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1989 with an honours degree in English and French, she moved to Paris, where she taught several modules on the English language degree programme at the Sorbonne University. Upon her return to Ireland, Laura moved into the area of Human Resources and spent a number of years as a Human Resources manager before making the full-time move to music and arts administration. She was one of the founding Directors of Opera Collective Ireland in 2014.