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Est. 2011


Chairperson | Eamon Nolan

Artist Director | Garrett Keogh

Mary Fleming

Siobhan O' Sullivan

Aisling F. Leonard

Sean Browne

Peter O Connor

Jacinta Mc Govern

Majella Nic Shamhrain

Marc Aubele

Brigid Nolan

Des Gannell

Helen Gannell

David Hayden

Olivia Fortune

Terence White

Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin

Among other helpers that have helped within the community, to make thing's happen. Thank you.







@Gap Arts Festival 

Latest Plans

Holding meetings at the moment to plan this years 13th Annual Gap Arts Festival Weekend 2023

I will exhibiting a body of work created for the Gap Arts Festival and related to the festival and the community of Ballythomas.  

The Exhibition FULL BEAM will be excited at the Gap Pub supported by The Gap Arts Festival 2023. 

Upcoming Events

Next Gap Art Festival Weekend 

11th - 13th August 2023

Normally the second weekend of August. 

Details to follow.

Latest information is available on Gap Arts Festival Facebook or


Ballythomas, Gorey, Co. Wexford

The Gap Arts Festival is in rural North Wexford in Ballythomas, Gorey half way from Gorey to Tinahely. 

The festival has been running since 2011, it has been growing each year, with jam-packed entertainment Music, Theatre, Arts, Photography, Poetry and much more.

The Festival was awarded Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe label EFFE.

The festival holds events throughout the year, Culture Night Event, St. Patrick's Day Event, Artist in Community Schemes in the lead up to the main festival in August 2023. 


Upcoming Event 

August 2023

The Gap Arts Festival  11-13th 

July 2023

The Official Opening Launch 

April 2023

Giants&cousins@thegap workshop in Ballythomas National School


March 2023 

St. Patrick's Day Floats  - Gorey & Carnew. Awarded in both parades.

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 The Gap Arts Festival

for latest events or programmes

My Role & Tasks at The Gap Arts Festival 


Committee Member

Social Media Support - administration, editing, marketing, and photography.

Coordinate particular programmes or events.

Help with overall planning with the committee and tasks required.

Founded in 2011, helping out and become part of the team in 2013. 

The Gap Arts Festival - Ballythomas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

The Festival Academy - Atelier Young Festival Managers Training

I was selected to represent the Gap Arts Festival at  The Festival Academy for the 15th edition of the Atelier Young Festival Managers, taking place in Valletta, Malta, 23 - 29 March 2019, organised in partnership with Festivals Malta. 

The 15th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers was in Valletta, Malta where 34 young festival makers from 20 different nationalities and all continents will meet up together with experienced festival leaders, cultural activists and artists to critically reflect the role of festivals in today’s world. Next to different approaches and models of artistic programming, topics such as engaging with migrant communities, accessibility and inclusivity, sustainability, political and social responsibility and more equal global collaborations are high on our agenda, all connecting to the context and local arts scene where the Atelier takes place.

The Atelier will officially started with an opening ceremony accompanied by Albert Marshal (Executive Chairmanof Arts Council Malta), Anabelle Stivala (Director of Festivals Malta), Inge Ceustermans (Managing Director of The Festival Academy) and a keynote speech by Shahidul Alam’s The Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2018, award-winning photographer, teacher, writer and human right activist taking place in the historic is-Suq tal-Belt, before diving into an intense programme with panel discussions, thematic lunches, round tables, plenary sessions, performances and various cultural trips around Malta and neighbouring island Gozo. 

More Information on this in direct folder

Called Atelier for young Festival Managers. 



August 2018 - Faces of The Festival
August 2018 - Main Gap Arts Festival 10th, 11th 12th August.
June 2018 - The Community Portrait Project
March 2018 - St. Patrick's Day Parade Events

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