Forum Connemara

Why We Help

We help because each area has a unique set of needs, issues and indeed resources that can be utilised to address these. FORUM believes strongly that this can be best achieved using a 'bottom-up approach' to area and community development at a local level.


FORUM Connemara CLG. is a company limited by guarantee and has
charitable status. It is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors who
are drawn from a broad range of stakeholders.
Together with the management and staff they shape the aims and objectives of
the organisation to respond to the needs of the region.

Community Representatives

Mary Kirby

Mary Gannon

Ann Donald Joyce

Sharon Keane

Terry Keenan

Martin Conneely

Josephine Lally

Farming Representatives

Hugh Musgrave

Brendan Joyce

Statutory Representatives

Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha

Kevin Heanue

Éamonn Ó hÉanaigh

County Council Representatives

Cllr. Eileen Mannion

Cllr. Seamus Walsh

Cllr. Sean Ó Tuairisg

Cllr. Thomas Welby


Leo Hallissey


Carmel Geoghegan


Sean Heanue


Chris Curtin


John Coyne, CEO

Karen Mannion, Team Leader/Administration

Kathleen De Courcey, CE Supervisor/Youth in Action

Martina Gavin, CE Supervisor/Social Care

Martin Davis, CE Supervisor/Essential Housing Repairs

Marie Feeney, Adolescent Support Coordinator

Geraldine Kelly, Rural Social Scheme Supervisor

Brian Conneely, Tús Supervisor

Joe Ribbon, Tús Supervisor

Joe Conaty, Team Leader/Rural Development Programme

Rosaleen Ni Shuilleabhain, Rural Recreation Officer