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Age Friendly Programme Managers

Each Local Authority Age Friendly Programme is coordinated by the Age Friendly Programme Manager who plays a fundamental role in the implementation of the age friendly programme across Ireland.   They work with their local Alliance to develop and implement an Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plans.   

The Programme Manager adopts initiatives that respond to priorities raised at local level and supports the scaling up and replication of good practices across all participating age friendly programme areas.  They support the local Older People’s Council and are the primary contact for same.  Technical guidance is given to Programme Managers on a day to day basis through the shared service programme office and onsite visits by the National Programme Manager to support specific objectives where required. 

Across the network of 31 Age Friendly Programmes a strong cohesive network has developed underpinned by the role & functions of the Programme Managers.  This network ensures that there is consistency in application and critical success factors are preserved in implementation.

Age Friendly City/County               Programme Manager

Carlow County Council
Martina Walsh
Cavan County Council
Angela Fitzpatrick
Clare County Council
Karen Fennessy
Cork City Council
David O’Brien
Cork County Council
Noelle Desmond
Donegal County Council
Mairead Cranley
Dublin City Council
Beatrice Casserly
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Ian Smalley
Joe Connor
Fingal County Council
Louise Edmonds
Galway City Council
Caitriona Morgan
Galway County Council
Linda Potter
Kerry County Council
Siobhan Griffin
Kildare County Council
Alice Corbett
Kilkenny County Council
Annette Fitzpatrick
Laois County Council
David Murphy
Leitrim County Council
Suzanne Duffy
Limerick County Council
Anne Rizzo
Longford County Council
Mary Reynolds
Louth County Council
Mary Deery
Mayo County Council
Maura Murphy
Meath County Council
Áine Bird
Monaghan County Council
Bernie Bradley
Offaly County Council
Bridie Costello Hynes
Roscommon County Council
Amanda Scanlan
Sligo County Council
Aisling Smyth
South Dublin County Council
Jonathan Hayden
Tipperary County Council
Fiona Crotty
Waterford City & County Council
Kevin Moynihan
Westmeath County Council
Annette Barr Jordan
Wexford County Council
Ann Marie Laffan
Wicklow County Council
Richella Wood

Regional Programme Manager

There are 6 Regional programme managers (Dublin City, North, West, East, South East, and Midlands) providing additional support at regional level to progress and develop the strategic objectives of the overarching Age Friendly Ireland programme in collaboration with other Regional Programme Managers and the National Programme Manager.

The Regional manager is a link between the national shared service and the local programmes. Their work includes networking opportunities, training, and communication, as well as advice and support to individual county programmes. They support the effective delivery of age friendly initiatives across all participating programme areas and assist in the development and roll-out of guidelines to facilitate and support the scaling up and replication of these initiatives.

The Six Regional Areas

Regional Manager:  Beatrice Casserly

Regional Manager:  Mairead Cranley

Regional Manager:  Anne Rizzo

Regional Manager:  Louise Edmonds

Regional Manager:  Alice Corbett

Regional Manager:  Brian Pey

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