Mary Leahy

Mary Leahy has lived in rural Ireland all her life.  She has been a community volunteer and activist for many years and is actively involved in efforts to develop policy for housing for the elderly as the current secretary of the Clare Older Persons Forum.

Mary is a farmer’s daughter and a former member of Macra na Feirme.  She was a volunteer with the Gathering Committee, she was a member and former Chairperson of the Clare Community and Voluntary Forum and was also a member of the Clare Community Cluster under the auspices of the Mid-west Regional Drug & Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF).

Mary worked for a number of years with Congress Information and Opportunities Centre (CIOC).  She has a keen interest in history, politics and the GAA.  Mary has a wealth of life experiences and is well respected within the wider community.  She has great depth of knowledge and expertise to bring to Clare County Council’s Social Development SPC.