About Us

The Jonathan Swift Festival: A project of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Who we are

As passionate about running events as we are about sharing the extraordinary accomplishments of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors, The Jonathan Swift Festival now in its third year is hosted by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and produced by a small but dedicated team of Swift enthusiasts. Supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and UNESCO City of Literature, the festival is a vibrant collaboration between a number of creative bodies and cultural institutions across the city who have a historic or cultural links to Jonathan Swift’s life and work.


Clarissa Delap, Co-Founder

Clarissa Delap, Co-Founder

Clarissa Delap is the Marketing and Events Officer for Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Prior to joining the staff of the Cathedral, Clarissa spent five years working in cultural institutions in New York, primarily in tourism marketing. She Co-Founded the Jonathan Swift Festival in 2017.

Andrew Smith, Co-Founder

Andrew Smith, Co-Founder

Andrew has worked for over ten years in the field of cultural education in both Ireland and the UK. His principal role is as Education Officer for Saint Patrick's where he spends his time telling people stories about the Cathedral's most eccentric Dean!

Georgian Dublin, Behind the Façade