Our Leaders

KYW Leaders

The KYW would not be successful without a certain group of people; the leaders. Our leader group consists of over 70 leaders between the ages of 16-30, spanning from regions such as Dundalk, Tallaght, Cork, Newry, and Annaclone. These leaders are trained in areas such as Child Protection, Advanced First Aid, safeTALK Suicide Awareness, and lifeguard courses, which are completed throughout the year in preparation for the KYW. Although the KYW is only three weeks long, our leader team are constantly active during the year completing workshops, attending meetings, and organising fundraisers.

Leaders who attended KYW Reunion in 2016
Leaders sitting on the hill

What it takes to be a KYW leader

The individuals that make up the KYW leader group were each chosen to be leaders due to their possession of key skills and traits needed to allow the KYW to run smoothly. Our leaders have excellent experience working in a team, are responsible, and have outstanding organisational skills. Many of these leaders participated in the KYW as campers and were selected to be leaders by the Senior Leader and Assistant Senior Leader.

KYW Committee

The purpose of the KYW Committee is to organise and coordinate the KYW and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of a quality programme over not only the three weeks of the KYW, but yearlong. The Committee oversees all aspects of the KYW, meeting regularly to discuss the progress of the various teams represented by Committee members. The chair of the Committee is the Senior Leader, followed by the Assistant Senior Leader. Each of the regions that we have campers from are represented by both Head of Region and Assistant Head of Region. The remaining Committee members are the Media Officer, Training Officer, Fundraising Officer, Wellness Officer, and Friary Youth Club President.

Niall Cunningham

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2007
Role: Senior Leader

Orlaith O'Callaghan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2012
Role: Assistant Senior Leader

Aaron Cunningham

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Jnr.Assistant Senior Leader

Megan Crilly

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Head of Dundalk

Melissa Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2011
Role: Head of Tallaght

Dara Goss

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015
Role: Head of Kildare

Stephen Kettle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2011
Role: Head of Cork

Stephen Love

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2016
Role: Head of Newry/Annaclone

Neasa Cumiskey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015
Role: Media Officer

Eimear O'Hare

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016
Role: Assistant Head of Dundalk

PJ Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2012
Role: Assistant Head of Tallaght

Dylan Martin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013
Role: Training Officer

John Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Fundraising Officer

Stephen Kettle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2011
Role: Wellness Officer

Alan McGivern

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013
Role: FYC President

KYW Leader Team

Aaron Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Adam Finn

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Ailish Kenna

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Andrew Kelly

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Aoibhin Connolly

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Brea Coburn

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Chloe Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Chris Lawson

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Cian Simpson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Clodagh Roe

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Connor Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Conor Stubbs

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Darragh McAvoy

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2017

Darren Maguire

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2014

David "Dido" McCrave

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Donal Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Eleanor McElroy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Emma Teather

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Emmet Woods

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Eve Keenan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Gavin Curtis

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Hannah Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Hannalore Mackle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Holly Doyle

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2016

Jack McDonell

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

James Clarke

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

James Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Jessica Sheehy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Jessie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Jodie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Josh Bailey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Joy Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kate Smyth

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kinker Duffin

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Lauren Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Lauren O'Connor

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2012

Liam McCartney

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Liam Richardson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Luke Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Matty Agnew

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Megan Downes

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Megan McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Natasha Guest

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Orla Corcoran

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Peter Fisher

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Rachel Watters

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Robert Beggs

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Baldwin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Greenan

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Rosie Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Sarah Callan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Sarah Washington

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013

Shane O'Connell

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013

Shannon Gayson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2014

Shannon McLaughlin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Shaun McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Sophie Lyons

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Sorcha Twomey

Team: Cork
Leader since: 2015

Thomas Merry

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Viktoria Carlin

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Vicky Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014