Who are we?

Jane Gleeson

Jane is a Galway native who relocated to Dublin to study Visual Culture at NCAD. After graduating, Jane felt disappointed with the lack of employment prospects for creatives in Ireland and took it upon herself to create her own opportunity.

Ciara Coogan
Communications Manager

A fellow Galwegian, Ciara has assisted with Above the Fold since its inauguration in the Mick Lally Theatre in 2016. She is an NUIG psychology graduate and works as a Freelance Illustrator, with a flair for visual art and design.

What is Above the Fold?

Above the Fold was born from a collective enthusiasm for art, design and creative culture in Ireland. After witnessing an exodus of young, talented creatives we decided to share (our limited) resources to create an event that would commend Ireland’s motivated, enthusiastic and driven artists, designers, chefs, stylists, writers, architects… the list goes on.

We believe that Ireland boasts a highly ambitious, well-educated and talented resource pool and it is worth showcasing emerging and established creatives, in order to influence and inspire our audience.


Who are our speakers?

Thanks so much for the invitation to speak at the weekend and fair play for laying on such a solid event.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, loads of food, booze and great chats.

Thanks for all the hard work you put in while organising the event.

These events are so important for promoting the creative industries in Ireland.