Meet our dedicated Comittee Members
Linda has lived and worked in Courtown/Riverchapel all her life. She worked in her local family business during the 80s and 90s. Over the years, Linda was involved with Courtown Tidy Towns and Courtown Failte Festival. She was a founding member of Courtown Community Council and served on that committee up until 2003. In recent years, Linda was involved with Riverchapel Tidy Towns before re-joining Courtown Community Council in September 2019. Linda is also a volunteer with The Irish Coastguard, Courtown/Arklow Unit. Linda is currently self-employed and living in Riverchapel.
Treasurer & Fundraising Lead
Valerie moved down from Dublin 20 years ago. Her grandmother was from Courtown and was an organist in Ardamine Church for many years until she retired. Valerie wanted to get involved in the community and joined the Courtown Community Council as a member. She was also involved in setting up the Junior Youth Club in Riverchapel and was a volunteer leader there. She is currently involved in Riverchapel Community Complex Ltd where she serves as the Director's Secretary. Valerie lives in Riverchapel and for the past 5 years, she has worked as a school secretary in a Community National School-based in Oulart, Co.Wexford.
Secretary & Eduction Lead
Clair has been living in the area for the past 12 years. Originally from Gorey, she moved to Courtown from London in 2008. She is an experienced teacher and has a real passion for working with young people. Clair is a published author and speaker on a positive mindset and empowerment. She is excited to get involved in the local community to work towards making a real positive difference in the area.
Lorna lives in Riverchapel since 2020 but grew up in Gorey. Lorna currently works in public affairs and previously worked with the National Council for the Blind in Ireland as the Advocacy and Engagement Manager. Prior to joining NCBI, Lorna was the President of the Union of Students in Ireland for two years. She has a degree in Human Resource Management and can often be heard on Sunday Radio stations speaking passionately about the issues affecting young people in Ireland. She is a Trustee of Maynooth Students' Union, a member of the Student Grants Appeals Board and a member of the Labour Party Executive Board. Lorna is also a Labour Party Local Area Rep for the Gorey Local Electoral Area.
Seán Thim O'Leary
Seán has lived in Riverchapel since 2005 and grew up in Courtown/Riverchapel. He is currently studying Politics, Economics, and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He is deeply involved with youth environmental engagement in North Wexford. He organises a joint committee of students from the three secondary schools in Gorey, who try to aggregate student voices and give a forum to organise collaborative events. In his personal time, he is accomplished in coastal rowing, using both traditional style and modern boats as part of a team.
Our Coastal Community
We are all sure to face numerous challenges this year, but one thing has become evidently clear, we can all work together to keep each other safe. We want to carry this community feeling forward in every project we take on.
Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for community projects and opportunities you can get involved with. Whether it's tree planting, helping with community events our supporting local businesses, everyone has an important role to play in our community.