Daniel MacCarthy

Writer, historian and curator, Daniel is the founder of Boru Cultural Enterprises and its publishing and exhibition development imprint, The Heritage Factory.

He has project managed and formulated cultural policy reports, successful grant applications and programmes across government agencies and private sector organisations and has worked with Europe’s leading visitor experience design companies, including the development of the Burren Centre outreach & educational programme, Lámha Suas (a first for non-designated museums) and its international touring exhibition, The Burren, A Living Landscape which included public private fundraising drives.

At Irish Embassy in Paris, France where our World Irish Heritage Map was displayed at a recent presentation.

He has an unrivalled capacity for interconnecting, engaging and reaching out to all audiences in both sharing and making history.
Daniel MacCarthy is presently pioneering Ireland’s first Outdoor Heritage Interactive Trails which goes live as part of an interactive heritage map series, mappingthe.irish and features some of the most scenic towns, villages and countryside in the country from Mallow to the Vee and the three halves of Clare, the western peninsulas and the shores of Lough Derg right to his native Lissycasey/Clondegad parish. This follows extensive collaboration with a leading third level campus company and Enterprise Ireland support over the past two years.

Hurling Shinty Presidential Presentation of the Clare Heritage StoryMap.

Limerick GAA Heritage StoryMap from the Munster Collection.

Clondegad/Ballyea u21 GAA Squad, first Irish and Club Representatives at the European Traditional Sports Games at Fryslan, Holland, 2018.

Amongst some of his projects have been the conduct of his widely respected report into the Clare Collections Education Strategy, the feasibility planning for the Michael Cusack Centenary Project, curating the History of Gaelic Games exhibition for the Irish American Heritage Museum, creating the Boru, Emperor of the Irish exhibition and developing the Burren Centre outreach & educational programme, Lámha Suas and its international touring exhibition, The Burren, A Living Landscape.

Creative Impression from the National Sports Heritage Project.

Iomain, the Illustrated Heritage Guide to Hurling, edited by Pat Daly and Daniel MacCarthy. It was included as part of the GAA’s submission to UNESCO.

Daniel who holds a Master’s degree in History from NUI Galway has a long track record of engagement with the diaspora on a professional level – as the curator of the Clare County Museum during its design stage, he represented Ireland at the International Council Of Museums Triennial Assembly in Barcelona based on his Irish diaspora project, The Legacy.
Small group Heritage Factory tour experiences are available from his company (cycling and jogging options also considered!)

Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ireland Sports Law Diploma

IPA Certificate in Local Government Finance and Accountancy

ICOM Membership

Irish participant in the UNESCO UNEVOC TvET Conference and Training Forum