Board Members

  • Marie Duffy

    Director

  • Mike Pask

    Secretary and Awards

    Mike was born on the Isle of Wight and was educated in southern England. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of London, he worked for a number of multinational petrochemical companies in various roles including
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  • Leonard McLoughlin

    Director and board member

    Len McLaughlin was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but his father comes from Donegal so he has a deep Irish connection. After joining the Royal Navy at 18 he travelled the world and saw active service in the Falkland Islands. He
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  • James McCutcheon

    Chairman and board member

    Although born and bred in Scotland, James McCutcheon has strong Irish connections, as his mother is from County Mayo and his father from County Down. He started Irish Dancing at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Kathleen Hamilton
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  • Eben Foggitt

    Director and board member

    With a paternal grandmother from Cork, Eben Foggitt has strong links with Ireland and has spent much time there carrying out research for a recent TV documentary on castle ghosts which is to be followed by a series on Irish
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  • Hilary Joyce-Owen

    Director and Board member

  • Seán McDonagh

    Board member

    Sean McDonagh has been Chair of An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha since May 2008. From Corofin in Co. Galway, he has spent over 30 years as Headmaster of the local primary school during which time he has brought all facets
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  • Francis Curley

    Board Member

    Francis is a native of Dundalk, Co. Louth where he currently resides with his wife Maeve. They have one daughter Aoife who is well-known in dancing circles having won six World Championship titles. From an early age Francis danced at
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