Tandem Design

Sheila Dooley

Sheila Dooley

Interpretation Planner


Sheila believes in meaningful visitor experiences that are provoked by cutting-edge interpretation. Stories of people and their material culture are all potential ‘wow’ moments waiting to be unleashed.

With over 15 years experience she has worked in many illustrious institutions such as the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the National Museum of Ireland and Dublinia Heritage Centre.

Beyond the studio

Having spent many wonderful years of her childhood exploring historic houses, museums or archaeological sites on family ‘Sunday drives’, Sheila continues to explore stories from the past and frequently travels abroad to explore new interpretive trends. 

She cannot imagine a world without the arts and has acted and worked on many amateur performances. Her other passion is music and she can often be found at a gig or practicing on her own drum kit at home. 

Dream Interpretation Project

‘Some day I will interpret an interactive exhibition devoted to our human senses. They are superpowers we often take for granted yet they are banks of memories that store powerful stories that can be recalled with one sniff or touch. Failing that, I’m a sucker for a good Viking exhibition!’ 



H. Dip. Museum Studies (Merit)
University of Leicester
2006 – 2008 (Distance Learning)

MA Early Medieval Irish History and Sources (2:1)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
1999 – 2000

BA History (2:1) and Archaeology (2:2). 
University College Dublin