Board of Directors

Montbretia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

by Sheila Gallagher

Current Directors of Green Sod Ireland:

Pedro Angulo
Pedro is Director of Angulo Consulting Ltd and Chairperson of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). He has previously worked in senior management roles in Prospectus, Penna Consulting, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Melissa Griffith
MA Philosophy: Deep Ecology. Teacher. Co-Founder of Green Sod. Melissa has a deep commitment to environmental care with particular emphasis on ecological education. She lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for a number of years.
Maria Heneghan
Socio-economic advisor to Farm Families. M.A. Rural Development. Maria has vast experience of working with rural community groups.
Derek Mealia, MRICS, MSCSI, B.Sc(Surv).
Derek is a Chartered Surveyor at ESB Group Property. He has over 20 years experience of the commercial property industry (private and public sectors). Derek is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) and Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
Mary White
Mary was TD for Carlow/Kilkenny and a former Minister of State at the Department of Community Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs. She has over 20 years experience in care of the environment. She is a passionate organic grower and hill walker. She is the author of 'Walkguide to the Blackstairs' and 'Environment, Mining and Politics'. International Environmental Awardee - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for her work in preserving the Blackstairs as an area of natural beauty. She is currently running Blackstairs Ecotrails in South Carlow.

7-spot ladybird

Coccinella 7-punctata

by Onenn

 

Founders of Green Sod Ireland:

Nellie McLaughlin, Chairperson.
Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Lecturer: MA in Ecology & Religion Dalgan Park, Navan and Lampeter University, Wales. Author: Out of wonder, the evolving story of the universe. Veritas, 2004, and Life's Delicate Balance. Veritas 2015.
Melissa Griffith
MA Philosophy: Deep Ecology. Teacher. Co-Founder of Green Sod. Melissa has a deep commitment to environmental care with particular emphasis on ecological education. Melissa lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for a number of years.
Mary Connaughton, Secretary
Oldcastle, Co, Meath. Teacher, Member of the Mercy Congregation. Lived and worked in Brazil for a number of years. R I P.
Sheila Gallagher, 
Galway. Art teacher and textile designer. Founder member of Galway Environmental Alliance.
Co-owner, with her sister Mary, of The Nora Barnacle House Museum, Galway.
Rosaleen Hogan, Treasurer
Co. Dublin. Teacher, Member of the Mercy Congregation, M.A. Creation Spirituality, USA. 'Be The Change' programme facilitator.
Noreen Lyons
Co. Galway. Teacher. Founding member of An Gairdin, Organic and Ecology Centre, Portumna.
Christine Brennan
Gort, Co. Galway. B.A Communications, MSc Multimedia.

Deceiver

Laccaria laccata

by Onenn