Local volunteers come to work with GEAI
Alan is a local lad working since August 2015 with GEAI as a caretaker of our office in Ballinaglera Community Hall. Alan is in charge of general maintenance of the building and also helps both management and volunteers with any other problems that may occur. Away from work, Alan is a devoted farmer and his interests and activities include football, carpentry, and building stuff. Our general handyman!
Bríd Boland has a long time interest in environmental issues. She has an educational background in Psychology (NUIG) and Counselling, and holds a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster. She has worked in community peacebuilding programs in the UK and in Ireland for many years and currently is assisting GEAI with administration and general supports.
Have worked (both as a volunteer and employee) in the not for private profit sector of the economy in the UK and Ireland for over 25 years. Obtained a Professional Certificate in Management, through the Open University, specialising in financial management and administration. Moved to County Leitrim in 1999 and have worked for the Cornmill Theatre & Arts Centre, The Glens Centre, Rural Lift and Ballinagleragh Development Company. Have been active in ‘green/ecology’ issues for many years, including the establishment of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales and now as Financial Adminstrator the Good Energies Alliance Ireland.