The Team

Based at Crosses Green in Cork city centre, Meitheal Mara is the organising body behind the Ocean to City Maritime Festival. 

Meitheal Mara is an established maritime cultural and training centre in the heart of Cork city, Ireland; a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Visit the Meitheal Mara website for more information.

In addition to the below list of organisers, the festival is supported by over a hundered volunteers who give huge amount of time, effort and expertise each year. 


Ocean to City Staff:
Joya Kuin - Event Manager

Sarah O'Kane - Festival Administrator

Clare Hayden - Dragon Boat Coordinator  


Meitheal Mara Staff:

Cathy Buchanan - General Manager

Seamus O' Brien - Workshop Manager

Ross Kenny - Water Activities Manager

Ocean to City Steering Group:
Donagh MacArtain - Event Director

Joya Kuin - Event Manager

Ross Kenny - Racing Officer, Youth Race

Oisín Creagh - Finance & Dragon Boat Co-ordinator 

Joan Dinneen - Recovery

Cathy Buchanan - Racing Officer

Pádraig Leahy - Kayak Liaison

Frances Lynch - Social Media

Jim Malone - Launch

Paul Fenton - Recovery

Clíona O' Carroll - Feedback

Meitheal Mara Board of Directors

Donal Lynch

Donagh MacCartain

Joan Dinneen

Marianne Keane

Mary Doran

Padraig Leahy

Uilliam O Lorcáin