Management of the Irish Seal Sanctuary

The chief initiatory force of the Irish Seal Sanctuary is its Council. The Council currently consists of nine members. The Board of Directors oversees on an ongoing basis the implementation of the objectives of the Irish Seal Sanctuary and organisation. It meets regularly and contains the offices of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

Listed below are the present members of the Board of Directors with a brief resume of their occupations.

Brendan Price B.Ag.Sc., M.I.Biol.I.
Brendan was trained as an agricultural Scientist and is a member of the Institute of Biology. He envisioned the Irish Seal Sanctuary and has been running it since 1986.

Emma Higgs
Emma is training to be a Veterinary nurse at UCD. She has worked with animals for more than ten years now. She has worked in a Wolf sanctuary in the USA, a Wooley Monkey sanctury in cornwall, the RSPCA in the UK, a Marine Sanctuary in New Jersey and has worked in the Irish Seal Sanctuary since 1998.

Kevin Mac Cormick
Kevin, a native of Rosslare Harbour Co. Wexford, "stumbled" upon the Irish Seal Sanctuary 3 years ago and is environmentally active in the South East. On the board of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and a volunteer with the local lifeboat he is very active on the maritime front with keen interests in arts & craft.

Pauline Beades
Pauline worked in a veteninary research laboratory before becoming involved in the travel trade. Spent a lot of years travelling through Asia, Australia and South America before settling in Garristown, at which point she had no choice but get involved with the Irish seal sanctuary!

Nuala Donlon BA, MA, H.Dip.
Nuala is a political scientist and teacher. She is a founder member of the Alliance for Animal Rights. She is also an investigative journalist and musician in her spare time.

Pat Walsh B.Comm
Pat currently works as a self-employed businessperson and is a quiet benefactor to the Irish Seal Sanctuary.

Eric Cole B.Comm
Eric is our Canadian director. He works as a zoo keeper in Toronto Zoo. He has degrees from UCD and TCD in Zoology and English.He is also poet laureat to AZAK, the American professional organisation for zookeepers. He is a recognised birdwatcher in Ireland and Canada.

Mary Price Mary Price has worked at the sanctuary for 15 years.

Sean Eviston Killarney

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