The Very Reverend Dermot Martin Patrick Dunne is Dean of Christ Church and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough. Dermot is a native of Mallow Co. Cork, he was ordained deacon in 1983 and Priest in 1984. He is a graduate in philosophy and theology of St Patrick's College, Maynooth and is a graduate in Arts and Theology of Dublin City University. Dermot served as Dean's Vicar at Christ Church where he served his title for two and a half years before being appointed incumbent of the Crosspatrick and Carnew group of parishes in the diocese of Ferns. Dermot was appointed to the deanery at Christ Church in May 2008 having served the diocese of Ferns for seven years. Full Biography.
The Reverend Garth Bunting has been Residential Priest Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral since September 2010. Garth leads the cathedral's spirituality programme and regularly holds events and workshops in the cathedral. Garth has recently moved to the Deanery at Werburgh St. From there he hopes to develop a "new monastic" movement that aims to look at the traditional monastic ways of life and reinterpret them for living in today’s world. Full Biography.
Ms Bernie Murphy, Managing Director
Bernie is responsible for the overall management of Christ Church Cathedral. Previous positions include Chief Executive with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE Ireland) and Headway Ireland, the Irish Youth Foundation and the establishment of the Finglas Youth Service while working with Catholic Youth Care. Academic qualifications include a BA and a Higher Diploma in Education from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth; a Masters in Industrial Relations from the University of Keele in Stafforshire,UK; an MBA from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Public Relations from the PRII. She was a member of the Department of Health Strategic Review Group on Acquired Brain Injury, an organisational representative on the Northern Area Heath Board Coordinating Committee and an elected member to the boards of the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Finglas/Cabra Partnership. She was a member of the Education Advisory Group with the Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholars Trust and is currently a member of the Board of St. Dominic’s Secondary School, Ballyfermot.
Ms Nuala Kavanagh, Director of Operations
Nuala is responsible for the day to day running of the cathedral including the co-ordination and promotion of services and events and the supervision of the office staff and vergers. Before joining the cathedral her previous roles include Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Gate Theatre, Dublin; Operations and Communications Manager for Nemo Entertainment, a television production company based in Dublin and Pinewood Studios in London; and Advertising Executive and Features Writer for the Munster Express Newspaper. Academic Qualifications include a BA degree from Waterford Institute of Technology, an MA from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and a Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Ian Keatley is Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral. He is responsible for the direction of the Cathedral’s music, at the daily choral services and the many diocesan and national occasions. He directs the Choir in its programme of concerts, broadcasts, recordings and tours. Ian is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and was previously Deputy Director of Music at the Chapels Royal, Her Majesty's Tower of London, Director of Music at All Saints Fulham and Director of Music at Westminster Abbey Choir School. Full Biography
Mr Mark Hansard, Cathedral Manager
Mark has over 20 years experience in the construction industry as a Stonemason. He re-trained with Community Action Network (CAN Action) in understanding community development and the promotion of equality in the community. He has recently completed his CompTia A+ Essentials in computer technology. Mark joined the staff at Christ Church as Cathedral Manager in summer 2011 and is responsible for the general maintenance of the cathedral.
Ms Deirdre O’Brien, Accounting Technician
Deirdre is responsible for the finance function of the Cathedral. She previously trained as an auditor in one of Ireland's leading accounting firms and has also worked as an accountant in the financial services industry. Deirdre graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology with a Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Studies.
Ms Lesley-Anne Carey, Tourism and Education Officer
Lesley-Anne moved to Dublin in 2008 to study for an MPhil in Translation at Trinity College Dublin, simultaneously taking up the role as Lay Vicar Choral in the cathedral choir. She has been working in the cathedral administration since 2010 is and responsible for tourism, education programmes, lunchtime concerts and craft markets.
Mr Ruairi Ferrie, Administrative Officer
Ruairi is originally from Galway, and is a graduate of the University of Limerick. After working for a period in office administration in Galway, Ruairi spent several years working as an archaeologist in Dublin and throughout the east of Ireland. When he wasn't doing this he was touring around Ireland, Europe and the US with his band. Ruairi joined Christ Church Cathedral in spring 2011, and is chiefly responsible for general administration and the cathedral shop.
Ms Orlaith Ross, Marketing and Events Officer
Orlaith has joined Christ Church Cathedral having graduated from University College Dublin with a Masters in Arts Management and Cultural Policy in 2012. With a background in art education and event management, Orlaith has a broad understanding of the arts and the cultural sector in Ireland and abroad with an emphasis on music, craft and design. Having spent the past four years in arts organisations, she has experience in project management, marketing, exhibitions and events. Orlaith is chiefly responsible for marketing, event and programming in the Cathedral.
Dr Stuart Kinsella
Dr Kenneth Milne
Mr Daire Daly
Mr Freddie Mc Keown.
Mr John Maguire, Welcome Desk operative/part time verger
David Bremner is Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. He moved to Ireland in 1999 following an Organ Scholarship at Keble College, Oxford, having previously been a chorister at Durham Cathedral. He was Organ Scholar at both Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick’s Cathedral in 2002-2003. From 2003 to 2010 he was Organist and Director of Music at Sandford Parish Church and St Philip's Milltown. David has performed with many of Dublin’s leading ensembles, including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and Crash Ensemble. Full Biography