Niamh NicGhabhann is the course director for the MA Festive Arts Programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Her research focuses on Irish studies, with an emphasis on the art and architecture of Ireland, concepts of public space, memory, performance and the body. She is particularly interested in exploring these concepts through visual images, built landscapes, poetry and prose fiction. Her current research also includes work on arts management, cultural entrepreneurship and innovation, and ideas of measurement and value in the arts and cultural sector. She is currently on the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and her monograph, Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789-1915: Building on the Past, was published by Four Courts Press in 2015.