our team

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Caithriona McCarthy

Program Director 

Caithriona combines her work as a lecturer in Sustainable Horticulture and Entrepreneurship at Mayo College of Further Education with developing community-based sustainability projects.


David Whelan

Program Manager

David presents the 2° Podcast and led the very popular Climate Conversations series for the ELP. He is also the lead coordinator for ELP’s Business in the Community and Business Partnership platforms. He has more than 20 years direct engineering work experience in the semiconductor capital equipment, electronics and recycling industries.

Michelle Granaghan

ELP Teacher

Michelle  is a primary school teacher and loves the great outdoors.

Heather O'Reilly


Heather is passionate about sustainability, urban planning and the circular economy.  She is engaged on a voluntary basis with various organisations, including the Quay Community Centre.