Who we are

The Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland's flagship cultural centre in Europe. The director and the staff of the CCI are appointed by the Fondation Irlandaise which has been responsible for the building and its activities since 1805.

Located in the historic building of the Irish College, in the heart of the Latin quarter, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland’s flagship cultural centre in Europe. The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community. In addition to its diverse cultural programme, the CCI houses France’s primary multi-media library of resources on Ireland as well as significant historic archives and an Old Library. The Fondation Irlandaise has overseen the building since the Consular Decree of Napoléon Bonaparte consolidated the former Irish, English and Scots foundations and colleges in Paris into the Collège des Irlandais. Further historical details →

The Fondation acts as a Board comprising French and Irish members; it appoints the director and staff of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

 

Staff of the Centre Culturel Irlandais


Director

Nora HICKEY M'SICHILI
directrice@centreculturelirlandais.com


Communications and Press Relations

Rosetta BEAUGENDRE – Head of Communications and Press Relations
rbeaugendre[@]centreculturelirlandais.com

Anne-Sophie DELHOMMEAU – Communications and Press Relations Officer
asdelhommeau[@]centreculturelirlandais.com

Elodie TRISTANT – Communications and Press Relations Assistant
etristant[@]centreculturelirlandais.com


Events ticketing

Alexandra ZUDDAS – Assistant to the Cultural Programme
azuddas[@]centreculturelirlandais.com


Libraries

Carole JACQUET – Head of Libraries and Archives (Médiathèque, Old Library and Archives)
cjacquet@centreculturelirlandais.com

Marion MOSSU – Libraries and Archives Officer (Médiathèque, Old Library and Archives)
mmossu@centreculturelirlandais.com


Accommodation

Yann LE CADRE – Administrative Assistant (Accommodation)
ylecadre[@]centreculturelirlandais.com


Administration and space rental

Nathalie JACQUEMIN – Administrative and Financial Manager
njacquemin[@]centreculturelirlandais.com

Benoît AUDONNET – Administrative and General Services Assistant  
baudonnet@centreculturelirlandais.com

Patricia COSTELLO – Administrative Assistant (Weekend)

Jean-Luc MIREPOIX – Administrative Assistant (Weekend)

Claude FRIBOULET – Technical Assistant


Tech

Stéphane GHERBI – Technical Officer
tech[@]centreculturelirlandais.com

 

Board members of the Fondation Irlandaise

7 members appointed by different ministries and bodies of the French State:

M. Alain HESPEL – President (Cour des Comptes)
Père Denis METZINGER – Vice-President
M. Stéphane ONILLON (Réprésentant du Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche)
Conseil d'Etat representative to be nominated
Mme Françoise KAMARA (Cour de Cassation)
Ministère de l'Intérieur representative to be nominated

7 members appointed by the Irish State:

Ms. Dearbhail MC DONALD – Secretary
M. Michael McWILLIAMS – Treasurer
Mr. Frank CALLANAN, S.C.
H.E. Patricia O'BRIEN - Ambassador of Ireland to France
M. Fiach MACCONGHAIL 
Ms. Una McMAHON
Very Rev. Thomas O'CONNOR

Strategy Committee

Ms. Dearbhail MC DONALD – Chairperson
Mr. Frank CALLANAN, S.C.
Ms. Kathy GILFILLAN
Ms. Grainne HUMPHREYS
Mr. Pierre JOANNON
Mr. Fiach MACCONGHAIL
Mr. Rory MONTGOMERY
Ms. Una McMAHON
Mr. Michael McWILLIAMS
Ms Cliona NI RIORDAIN
H.E. Patricia O'BRIEN
Very Rev. Thomas O'CONNOR
Mr. Bill SHIPSEY
Mme. Frédérique TARRIDE

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