Board of Trustee & Staff

Chairperson

Denis McCarthy

Denis McCarthy

Denis has travelled with the Trust for many years,and joined the Board of Trustees in May 2009...In June 2015 Denis took over his role as Chairperson of the Board.

Email: chairperson@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Vice Chairperson

Helen Kirwan

Helen Kirwan

Helen is from Co. Wexford and is a secondary school teacher in Enniscorthy.  Travelling to Lourdes with Group 94 since 1997.  Group Leader for Friendship Week 6 in Cois Cuain. Helen joined the Board of Trustees in 2011.

Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Secretary

Mary Clancy

Mary Clancy

Mary Clancy has been involved with the Trust since 1995.  She has many roles in the North West Region. Mary also runs a Friendship week in Kilcuan every Summer.  Mary joined the Board of Trustees in 2009. She is married to John and they live in Co. Sligo.

Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Treasurer

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015.  He has been actively involved in the Trust for many years. Tim is an Accountant and lives in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Email: treasurer@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trust Chaplain

Fr. Michael Murphy

Fr. Michael Murphy

Fr Michael Murphy is a priest in Co Mayo and has been involved with the Trust for a number of years. He joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015.


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trust Nurse

Teresa Lee

Teresa Lee

Teresa is a Registered Nurse and has been involved in the Trust for over twenty years. Joined the Board of Trustees in March 2009.  Trust Nurse since 2010.  Organises the Camino to Santiago de Compostela walk for the Trust every second year.

Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trust Doctor

Dr John Porteous

Dr John Porteous

John is a doctor based in Fermanagh, John joined the Board of Trustees in September 2014. 

Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Aiden Grealis

Aiden Grealis

Aidan Grealis joined the Board of Trustees in June 2011 and has been involved with the Trust since 2000. He is married and has two children


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Mary Dunnion

Mary Dunnion

Mary Dunnion is a Registered Nurse and has been involved in the Trust for almost 20 years. She joined the Board of Trustees in September 2011


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Annette McDermott

Annette McDermott

Annette McDermott has been involved in the Trust for a number of years and joined the Board of Trustees in June 2011.


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Catherine Foley

Catherine Foley

Catherine Foley is a registered nurse and has been volunteering with the Trust for a number of years. She joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015.


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Safety Officer

Charles Digney

Charles Digney

Charles Digney is from Newry. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2016. Charles has been travelling with the Trust for over 20 years.


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Karl Goulding

Karl Goulding

Karl is from Dublin. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. Karl has been involved with the Trust for almost 10 years travelling mostly with Group 514 to Hosanna House. Karl is married to Dervilla and has two children, Nadine and Erik.


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Trustee

Caroline Bennett

Caroline Bennett

Caroline Bennett is a Trustee on the Board of HCPT, our sister charity in UK and joined the Irish Board of Trustees in 2012


Email: info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

National Coordinator

Bernadette Connolly

Bernadette Connolly

Bernadette joined the staff of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust in August 2006. A native of Cork, she is married to Mike, and has two children. Bernadette coordinates the activities of the Trust in the office in Clarinbridge.

Email: bconnolly@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Kilcuan Manager

James McHugh

James McHugh

James joined the staff in 2010 as House Manager of Kilcuan and Cois Cuain.  James is a native of Mayo and is now living in Oranmore with his wife Evelyn and two children.

Email: jmchugh@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Adminstrator

Maureen O'Loan

Maureen O'Loan

Maureen is a native of Roscommon and has worked with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust since 2001. Maureen deals with the applications of all the guests that travel with the Trust. Maureen is married to Fergus and they have four children. 

Email: moloan@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Adminstrator

Zoe O'Dea

Zoe O'Dea

Zoe joined the staff in 2010 and is a native of Clonakilty in West Cork.  Zoe works closely with the group leaders and carers that volunteer with the Trust. Zoe is married to Tomás and they have two children.

Email: zodea@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Cycle Co-ordinator

Pat Jordan

Pat Jordan

Pat is a volunteer with the Trust, and has organised all of the biennial cycles that have been an important aspect of fundraising for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust since the early '80s. A native of Clarinbridge and is married to Phil, they have two children.

Email: pjordan@irishpilgrimagetrust.com

Voluntary Board of Trustees

  • Mr. Denis McCarthy (Chairperson)
  • Ms. Helen Kirwan (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Mrs Mary Clancy (Secretary)
  • Mr. Tim O'Brien (Treasurer)
  • Fr. Michael Murphy (Trust Chaplain)
  • Ms Teresa Lee (Trust Nurse) 
  • Dr John Porteous (Trust Doctor)
  • Mr Aidan Grealis 
  • Ms Mary Dunnion
  • Ms Annette McDermott
  • Ms. Catherine Foley
  • Mr Charles Digney 
  • Mr Karl Goulding
  • Ms Caroline Bennett (HCPT)

Helen Kirwan

HELEN KIRWAN

Designated Liaison Person

Contact Number 091 796622

MARY DUNNION

Deputy Designated Liaison Person

Contact Number 091 796622

Charles Digney

CHARLES DIGNEY

Safety Officer

Contact Number 091 796622

 

Adminstration Staff

  • Mrs Bernadette Connolly
  • Mr. James McHugh
  • Mrs Maureen O'Loan
  • Mrs Zoe O'Dea
  • Mr Pat Jordan (Volunteer)

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The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
Kilcuan,
Clarinbridge,
Galway. H91 W596
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Tel.: +353 (0) 91 796622
Fax.: +353 (0) 91 796916
email:  info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com
Charity Registration Number: 20009953   CHY 5992

    

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