Board of Directors

Galway Rural Development  was established in 1994. It is a partnership of 17 Directors, representing Statutory Agencies, Social Partners, Business, Farming and the Community & Voluntary Sectors.

Helen Murphy   Irish Congress of Trade Unions  ( Chair) 

Padraig Divilly Irish Farmers Association

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association

Sheila Holland Fox   Galway & Roscommon Education & Training Board

David Egan National Council for people with Disabilities

John Middleton Family Resource Centres

Gary Lohan       Youth Work Ireland


Tracy Hannon Clann Credo

Steve Dolan Galway County Heritage & Biodiversity Forum

Anne Kinsella Teagasc

Jarlath Canny Galway Public Participation Network

Josephine Gardiner Galway Public Participation Network     

Vincent Lyons Galway Public Participation Network  

Cllr. Martina Kinane Galway County Council Elected Representative

Cllr. Peter Roche Galway County Council Elected Representative


Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.