Meet the Team

Sally Stevens 087 2411926

An entrepreneur, actor, theatre director and collector, Sally’s organisational skills, background in business and leadership qualities make her the perfect operations director for

Moving back to Coolgreany village in 2001, due to her father’s fight with early onset dementia, Sally found new ways to improve life for both herself and her community. She joined the Women’s Art group at The May Byrne Trust House and completed several Art and Design courses. 

Sally is founder and Chairperson of Coolgreany’s multi award winning community theatre group, CADS. Apart from several All Ireland awards for direction, design and acting, she was recently lauded in the UK press for staging the only live theatre in Ireland in July of 2020; Sally produced an extremely successful two month run of Gillian Grattan’s play, Hooked outside at Ram House Gardens. 

Sally has been active in her North Wexford community for twenty years, setting up Youth Theatre with Clodagh Cecil, The May Byrne Trust House Community Coffee Shop and exhibition centre, Annual Film Camps with Terence White and the Reelists, Local History ‘Tuesday Club’ in the Trust House, and was an busy member of the committee to build the new childcare centre at St Mogue’s Rural Community Centre. 

The Wexford County Council Arts Office recently funded a scheme led by Sally to deliver theatre workshops and classes in acting, directing and acting for film.

Sally is a skilled organiser, publicist and writer. She is currently a student of James Merrigan’s Visual, Literary and Performing Arts course in Gorey School of Art.

Aideen O’Neill 085 7412679

Aideen has lived in Wexford for 10 years.  Winner of Old Dublin Society Schools Essay Competition (1968) and group winner of Irish Independent Schools Writing Project 1969. She has a Law degree (B.C.L 1973) and H.Dip in Sociology and Social Research (1998).  Theatre was a consuming passion for years, working with a travelling theatre company in the 1970’s as actor and sometimes costume designer, performing on streets, schools and festivals and in the first play in Dublin Fringe Festival (1976).  She studied Stanislavski method acting with Deirdre O’Connell in Dublin’s Focus Theatre and was recipient of a two week Goethe Institute theatre scholarship to Berlin (1987).  In the early 2000’s Aideen explored intuitive art, sound and movement with artist Frances Mezzetti, taking part in group soundings in Rathmines Art Festival and Dublin’s Municipal Gallery.  Aideen is currently a student of James Merrigan’s Visual, Literary and Performing Arts course in Gorey School of Art.

Ailbhe Brennan 086 8634131

Ailbhe has many years’ experience in the entertainment industry, where she’s been fortunate to have had a varied career in the production of very diverse events. Her credits include The Abbey Theatre, Lane Productions, This is Pop Baby, Fishamble, Project Arts Centre, Opera Theatre Company and  Crash Ensemble.  As a stage and production manager, Ailbhe has covered a number of genres; theatre plays, site-specific shows, operas, readings, flash theatre, performance art, experimental musical events and mixed medium events. She is also an experienced teacher and lecturer who completed an MA with a thesis which discussed the emergence of innovative and challenging art forms compared to traditional forms. She directed her local theatre group while living and teaching in France for 6 years. Ailbhe is highly motivated and creative with a strong willingness to adapt to a variety of situations and  is ever open to new possibilities. Ailbhe is currently a student of James Merrigan’s Visual, Literary and Performing Arts course in Gorey School of Art.

Ben Hogan 085 215 8443

Ben is the youngest of the Three Billboards Outside team. He is a self taught guitarist, bass player and singer. At the age of 18, he, and his band ‘Cronus’, won a regional Battle of the Bands competition held in Gorey’s Little Theatre. They  progressed to the National stage in Galway, and while they didn’t win, they were awarded  a recording slot at a professional studio in Dublin. 

Cronus featured on a compilation album released to celebrate the participants. Ben has spent the past fifteen years touring with heavy metal  bands, Retrofrets and Primal Self  both as an active member and professional session musician. 

Ben spent a year working  in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy in an administrative role supported by Wexford Local Development. Ben has a QQI level 5 in business administration with distinctions in Computer Applications, IT Skills and Social Studies and a Merit in Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping.

Ben is a gentle and curious chap and has a keen analytical mind. His contributions to the collective are delivered quietly but effectively. Ben oversees the Three Billboards Outside budget.

Ben is currently a student of James Merrigan’s Visual, Literary and Performing Arts course in Gorey School of Art.

Michael J Sheridan 089 2050590

Michael is Wexford born and lives in Gorey. A professional Visual Artist, he has been honing his skills in drawing and painting for several years. Michael originally studied print design, but found his nirvana in painting and sculpture. Having worked for many years at Glanbia, Michael returned to education and studied fine art. He now blends these skills into a perfect marriage. 

Michael’s work hangs primarily in private collections; he is a very skilled portrait artist and accepts commissions. He has exhibited at the RHA Open numerous times. Wexford Municipal Collection hangs his work, ‘Childhood Delights’ and  Dublin City Council have purchased several pieces with one taking pride of place at Garda Headquarters in Phoenix Park.

Michael’s infinite local knowledge and contacts make him a wonderful asset to the Three Billboards Outside team. His links with patrons, and his insights as a working artist who regularly submits to Open Calls has been invaluable for concept development. Michael is currently a student of James Merrigan’s Visual, Literary and Performing Arts course in Gorey School of Art.