Alison McKenna is a theatre and cultural event producer.

2023 Consultant Producer, From Out The Land, Clonmel Junction Arts, #Decadeofcentenaries

From Out The Land traced the journey of over a hundred years in Clonmel’s military life, Inspired by the experiences of Irish soldiers and their families.

Directed by Jack Reardon. The creative team includes Co-Author Áine Ryan (Kitty In The Lane), Jack Scullion (set & costume design), Eoin Lennon (lighting design), Shane Dempsey (movement), Michael Stapleton ( sound) and Kate Twohig (original composition).


Producer St Brigid’s Day, Irish Embassy, Grosvenor Place, London.

Alison worked as the creative producer under Ambassador Adrian O’Neill and his senior leadership team, to develop and deliver the inaugural “St. Brigid’s Day” for London in 2018 and was their producer for Brigid’s Day again in 2019. This blueprint was rolled out across Irish Embassies and Consulates by the Department of Foreign Affairs. In 2022, 1st February was signed into government as a new Irish public holiday from February 2023. St. Brigid’s Day.

See St Brigids Day – London


Consultant Producer, to the Irish Consulate, NYC on The Centenary of 1916, New York

Alison was engaged as the producer by Consul General Barbara Jones to procure the technical team and programme the non-commemorative part of the day. This historic day, attended by 5,000 people, included an open air rock concert, a tall ship, theatre, cinema, and the staging of exhibitions.

See Centenary Coverage of New York by RTE

Salon Eire 100

Alison created, developed, and produced Salon Eire 100, a multi-disciplinary festival for New York over six weeks in Spring 2016. Salon Eire 100 traced the journey of the Irish artist over 100 years, from 1916 to 2016 through photography, literature, poetry, music, theatre, and art. The festival included artists such as Ánu, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Kim Haughton, Clair Wills, Liz Nugent, Louise Lowe, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Alvy Carragher & Conor Linehan.