Our Leaders

KYW Leaders

The KYW would not be successful without a certain group of people; the leaders. Our leader group consists of over 100 leaders between the ages of 16-30, spanning from regions such as Dundalk, Tallaght, Cork, Newry, Newbridge 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 four 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.

Orlaith O'Callaghan
Orlaith O'Callaghan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2012
Role: Senior Leader

Aaron Cunningham
Aaron Cunningham

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

Stephen Love
Stephen Love

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2016
Role: Jnr. Assistant Senior Leader

Aaron Culligan
Aaron Culligan

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

Melissa Deegan
Melissa Deegan

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

Caoimhe Mulry
Caoimhe Mulry

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

Stephen Kettle
Stephen Kettle

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

Megan Crilly
Megan Crilly

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

John Byrne
John Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Head of Newry/Annaclone

Eimear O'Hare
Eimear O'Hare

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

Christopher Duffin
Kinker

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017
Role: Assistant Head of Tallaght

Adam Finn
Adam Finn

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017
Role: Development Officer

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Niamh Lennon

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013
Role: Fundraising Officer

Stephen Kettle
Stephen Kettle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2011
Role: Wellness Officer

Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: FYC President

Neasa Cumiskey
Neasa Cumiskey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015
Role: Media Officer

Eoghan McGee
Eoghan McGee

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017
Role: Assistant Head of Media

KYW Leader Team

Ailish Kenna
Ailish Kenna

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Aoibhin Connolly
Aoibhin Connolly

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Aoife McConville
Aoife McConville

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2019

Brea Coburn
Brea Coburn

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Cian Simpson
Cian Simpson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Chloe Quigley
Chloe Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

ClaireMcKeever
Claire McKeever

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2012

Clodagh Roe
Clodagh Roe

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Conor Byrne
Connor Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Clodagh Kerley
Clodagh Kerley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2019

conor richardson
Conor Richardson

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

conorwatters
Conor Watters

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Darren Maguire
Darren Maguire

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2014

Darragh McAvoy
Darragh McAvoy

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2017

Donal Clarke
Donal Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Eleanor McElroy
Eleanor McElroy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Emma Teather
Emma Teather

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Emmett Woods
Emmet Woods

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Eve Keenan
Eve Keenan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Fearghal McKey
Fearghal McKey

Team: Newry/Annacolne
Leader since: 2019

Gavin Curtis
Gavin Curtis

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Gemma Doyle
Gemma Doyle

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2019

Hannahlore Mackle
Hannalore Mackle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Hannah Clarke
Hannah Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

James Clarke
James Clarke

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

James Prendergast
James Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Jessica Sheehy
Jessica Sheehy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Jessie Deegan
Jessie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Jodie Deegan
Jodie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Jack McDonell
Jack McDonell

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Joy Quigley
Joy Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kate Smyth
Kate Smyth

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kathy Pickering
Kathy Pickering

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2019

Kelly Webster
Kelly Webster

Team: Kildare
Leader since: 2019

Kristiana Jurjane
Kristiana Jurjane

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2019

Liam McCartney
Liam McCartney

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Liam Richardson
Liam Richardson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Luke Deegan
Luke Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Lauren Culligan
Lauren Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Lauren O'Connor
Lauren O'Connor

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2012

Megan Downes
Megan Downes

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Megan McKeown
Megan McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Michal Piprek
Michal Piprek

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2019

Natasha Guest
Natasha Guest

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Orla Corcoran
Orla Corcoran

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

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Paul Cunningham

Team: Newry/Annacolne
Leader since: 2016

Rachel Kerley
Rachel Kerley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Rachel Watters
Rachel Watters

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Robert Beggs
Robert Beggs

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Baldwin
Ronan Baldwin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Greenan
Ronan Greenan

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Fegan
Ronan Fegan

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2019

Rosie Culligan
Rosie Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Sarah Callan
Sarah Callan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Sarah Washington
Sarah Washington

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013

Sean Cotter
Sean Cotter

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2019

Shannon McLaughlin
Shannon McLaughlin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Shaun McKeown
Shaun McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Sophie Lyons
Sophie Lyons

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Sophie Kelly
Sophie Kelly

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2019

Thomas Merry
Thomas Merry

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Thulani
Thulani Jalasi

Team: Cork
Leader since: 2019

Vicki Carlin
Viktoria Carlin

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Vicky Prendergast
Vicky Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Zak Coan
Zak Coan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017