Board of Management
Appointed to board 2018; appointed Chairperson 2022
Appointed Recording Secretary 2013
Edward Fahy has worked in the National Library of Ireland and University College Cork, and also as a consultant in the development of library and information services. He has been involved in developing a number of community activities in social services and the arts.
Appointed to board 2018
Dan Boyle is a former Green Party TD and Senator. He is an experienced practitioner in community development, voluntary organisations, and public affairs, with over 30 years experience in community and voluntary work and 20 years experience in elected public office. He is also a lifelong environmental activist, regular media contributor and public speaker, author of books on political history, and writer of regular opinion pieces.
Appointed to board 2022
Sarah Harte is a prize-winning author. She has won or been placed in short story competitions in both Ireland and the UK including The Bridport Short Story Prize and The Manchester Fiction Prize. She has two novels published. In 2021, she was nominated to the Literary Peer Panel of the Arts Council of Ireland.
Appointed to board 2020
Eimear O’Brien is the Director of Lunasa PR, a Public Relations Consultancy which has widespread expertise in project managing and creating innovative and strategic Marketing, Digital and Public Relations Campaigns. Eimear has a First-Class Honours Masters in Public Relations, a First-Class Honours High Diploma in Business and a First-Class Honours BSc in Nutritional Science. For the past four years Eimear has been the External Examiner of the M.A in Public Relations and New Media with MTU Cork.
Appointed to board 2018
Pádraigín O’Donoghue is a teacher of Languages (Russian, German, French) and English lit. She has promoted writers & musicians as co-performers with students in school as part of school culture and has scripted for RTÉ TV and Radio. Founder & co-director The Galway Garden Festival for five years, she introduced poetry readings and botanical art to the festival. She designs gardens & lives in Cork.
Appointed to board 2015
Marc O’Sullivan Vallig is an artist, writer and curator. He worked as Arts Editor of the Irish Examiner from 2008 to 2014. In 2015 he curated the exhibition Seán Scully: Figure Abstract at the Crawford Art Gallery. In 2020 he published his first book, People of the Sea: A Maritime History of Beara.