Telling Dublin’s History

The Little Museum tells the remarkable history of the Irish capital. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. The response to that appeal illustrates the remarkable generosity of the Irish people. Today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.

Recently voted as “Dublin's best museum experience” by the Irish Times, the Little Museum is also the number one museum in Ireland on the TripAdvisor website. Children attend free civics classes here every morning, and our greeter programme, City of a Thousand Welcomes, has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “the best free thing to do in Europe.”

Our goal is not to sell an ideology but simply to remember the past. If you like the sound of what we're doing, please visit the museum today. 

Director   Trevor White trevor@littlemuseum.ie  Our director, Trevor White, was born in Dublin in 1972. Educated at St. Columba’s College and Trinity College, he created  The Dubliner  magazine, published Ireland’s best-selling restaurant guide for many years, and is the author of three books. "Working with our extraordinary team is a privilege," he says. "Our goal is to create a world-class museum that embodies the history, hospitality and humour of Dublin."

Director
Trevor White
trevor@littlemuseum.ie

Our director, Trevor White, was born in Dublin in 1972. Educated at St. Columba’s College and Trinity College, he created The Dubliner magazine, published Ireland’s best-selling restaurant guide for many years, and is the author of three books. "Working with our extraordinary team is a privilege," he says. "Our goal is to create a world-class museum that embodies the history, hospitality and humour of Dublin."

Deputy Director   Sarah Costigan sarah@littlemuseum.ie  Our deputy director, Sarah Costigan, is a Dublin native. She studied in University College Dublin and has been part of the Little Museum team since 2012. Responsible for overseeing the museum expansion in 2018, Sarah says, “I’m so proud to be able to work with our incredible team to build a full-scale permanent museum for Dublin – a museum where our kids and grandkids will learn about the rich history of our city.”

Deputy Director
Sarah Costigan
sarah@littlemuseum.ie

Our deputy director, Sarah Costigan, is a Dublin native. She studied in University College Dublin and has been part of the Little Museum team since 2012. Responsible for overseeing the museum expansion in 2018, Sarah says, “I’m so proud to be able to work with our incredible team to build a full-scale permanent museum for Dublin – a museum where our kids and grandkids will learn about the rich history of our city.”

Development Manager  Ruth Hanahoe ruth@littlemuseum.ie  Our Development Manager Ruth Hanahoe, a Dublin native, has a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Art History from UCD and a MA in Theatre Practises from the University of Manchester. Ruth is responsible for sponsorship, funding proposals, event management, major gifts and philanthropy. Ruth says, “I am passionate about creating meaningful relations between the arts, companies and people.”

Development Manager
Ruth Hanahoe
ruth@littlemuseum.ie

Our Development Manager Ruth Hanahoe, a Dublin native, has a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Art History from UCD and a MA in Theatre Practises from the University of Manchester. Ruth is responsible for sponsorship, funding proposals, event management, major gifts and philanthropy. Ruth says, “I am passionate about creating meaningful relations between the arts, companies and people.”

Operations Manager  Martha Betzinger martha@littlemuseum.ie  Our Operations Manager, Martha Betzinger, was born in Bavaria. She studied Teaching English and History in Germany, Wales and Dublin and focused on Irish literature and history during her degree. As the Celts were in Bavaria and Ireland, she says, “I moved to my Celtic cousins and I am so proud to call Dublin my new home”. While her primary role is to ensure the smooth operation of the museum, she also oversees the “I Love Dublin” education programme.

Operations Manager
Martha Betzinger
martha@littlemuseum.ie

Our Operations Manager, Martha Betzinger, was born in Bavaria. She studied Teaching English and History in Germany, Wales and Dublin and focused on Irish literature and history during her degree. As the Celts were in Bavaria and Ireland, she says, “I moved to my Celtic cousins and I am so proud to call Dublin my new home”. While her primary role is to ensure the smooth operation of the museum, she also oversees the “I Love Dublin” education programme.

Floor Manager   Helena Emerson helena@littlemuseum.ie  Floor Manager Helena Emerson was born in Dublin. A graduate of Failte Ireland’s Dublin Champion programme, she is certified in both museum studies and tourism management. Helena says, “I am passionate about my city and I'm a proud Dub. Working in the Little Museum is a perfect opportunity to showcase our wonderful city and show it to the world.”

Floor Manager
Helena Emerson
helena@littlemuseum.ie

Floor Manager Helena Emerson was born in Dublin. A graduate of Failte Ireland’s Dublin Champion programme, she is certified in both museum studies and tourism management. Helena says, “I am passionate about my city and I'm a proud Dub. Working in the Little Museum is a perfect opportunity to showcase our wonderful city and show it to the world.”

Assistant Manager  Katie Brady katie@littlemuseum.ie  Assistant Manager Katie Brady is originally from Louth. Having graduated from Maynooth University with a degree in History and English, she now lives in Dublin. Katie’s duties vary from front of house work to tour guiding, curating and archiving. Twentieth century Irish history has always been her primary passion and she is delighted to be immersed in the subject here at the museum. Katie says, “I am delighted to be able to share our rich history and heritage with so many visitors from around the world.”

Assistant Manager
Katie Brady
katie@littlemuseum.ie

Assistant Manager Katie Brady is originally from Louth. Having graduated from Maynooth University with a degree in History and English, she now lives in Dublin. Katie’s duties vary from front of house work to tour guiding, curating and archiving. Twentieth century Irish history has always been her primary passion and she is delighted to be immersed in the subject here at the museum. Katie says, “I am delighted to be able to share our rich history and heritage with so many visitors from around the world.”

Floor Manager  Fiona Brennan fiona@littlemuseum.ie  Floor Manager Fiona Brennan is from the West of Ireland. She came to Dublin to study Fine Art & Art History in the National College of Art & Design where she received her degree. Fiona has adopted the city as her home and loves getting the chance to tell the story of Dublin. “It is a true pleasure for me to facilitate engagement between our museum’s collection and our guests.”

Floor Manager
Fiona Brennan
fiona@littlemuseum.ie

Floor Manager Fiona Brennan is from the West of Ireland. She came to Dublin to study Fine Art & Art History in the National College of Art & Design where she received her degree. Fiona has adopted the city as her home and loves getting the chance to tell the story of Dublin. “It is a true pleasure for me to facilitate engagement between our museum’s collection and our guests.”

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Board

The Little Museum of Dublin is a charity (no.19825)
governed by an unpaid board of directors.

Ed Brophy

Councillor Deirdre Conroy (ex-officio: Dublin City Council)

Catriona Crowe

Councillor Mary Freehill (ex-officio: Dublin City Council)

Brian P Geraghty

The Lord Mayor of Dublin

Dr Rhona Mahony

June O'Connell

James Ryan

Brody Sweeney (Chairman)