Board Members

Voluntary Management Board

Ballinasloe Social Services is governed by a voluntary management board who are drawn from different walks of life in the local community. The board meets in the Social Services Centre on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding July & August).

Officers

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Michael Lally

Chairperson & Secretary

Michael is a long standing member of the Board who became involved in the services in 1980 and was Chairperson from 1984 – 1986. He is a retired Secondary School teacher and qualified Counsellor. He is a Company Director and a member of the Vetting sub-committee.

Declan Quinn

Declan Quinn

Vice Chairperson

Declan is from Ballinasloe. He is a retired Social Worker having worked for over 30 years with the HSE and Tusla. His father Tom enjoyed many happy years of involvement with the Social Services.

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Jenny O'Sullivan

Treasurer

Jenny is originally from Mayo and has lived in Ballinasloe for 40 years. Her professional expertise comes from the banking sector and she has been a member of the Board since 2003. She is a Company Director, chair of the Audit sub-committee and a member of the Governance Committee. She is also a volunteer in our Day Care Centre.

Management Board

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Stephen Kerr

Stephen is a native of Clones, Co Monaghan and a former Bank Manager, who has lived in Ballinasloe since 1993. He joined the Board in 2016 and is a member of the Audit sub-committee.

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Margaret Oliver

Margaret is a retired National School teacher and has been a Board member since 2005. She is a Company Director and also a volunteer in our Day Care Centre.

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Janice O'Grady

Hailing from Carrick-on-Shannon in Co. Leitrim, Janice came to Portiuncula in Ballinasloe in 1995 as a student nurse. She has spent her career here with the exception of a brief stint in Tullamore in the 90’s. The opportunity to return to Portiuncula and her marriage followed in 2002 and she now has 4 children. She is very involved in many aspects of the local community including Ballinasloe Social Services, Gaelic Games and East Galway& Midlands Cancer Support Centre. Janice  joined the Board in 2019.

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Catherine Colleran

Catherine lives in Aughrim, where she grew up and went to school. In the late 80’s, she moved to London where she worked as an Office Admin and PA. She moved back to Enfield, Co Meath in 1996 and in 2007, along with their son, they moved back to Aughrim. Catherine works as an Office Admin and is involved in Garbally Parents Association, where she helps out with fundraising. She is also involved in Aughrim Foróige and local GAA and rugby. She joined the Board in 2019.

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Una Hernon

Úna grew up in Brackernagh and has recently moved back to live in the area. She is a busy Mum of 7 and is involved with Ahascragh / Fohenagh Hurling Club and is a volunteer with Community Connect. She enjoys walking, reading and travel. Her mother Nancy was previously a volunteer in the Centre and benefitted from the Daycare Services herself in her latter years.
Ballinasloe Social Services Regina Power

Regina Power

Regina is a Ballinasloe native and a National School teacher. She has been a Board member since 2009 and is a Company Director.

Annette Lynagh

Annette Lynagh

Annette is a native of Cork and has lived in Ballinasloe for over 40 years. Her professional background is in education as a Home Economics teacher, from which she is now retired. She has been on our Borad for over 20 years, serving 2 terms as Chairperson. She is a Company Director and a member of the Governance/Strategy and Vetting sub-committees.

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Caroline Layng

Caroline is originally from South Galway and moved to Ballinasloe in 1994. She has a wealth of experience in health related social work, working in Portiuncula Hospital since 1996. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys golfing, horse riding and cooking. 

Sub-Committee Members

Audit Committee

Jenny O’Sullivan
Stephen Kerr

Vetting Committee

Michael Lally
Annette Lynagh
Teresa Coughlan

Staffing Committee

Michael Lally

Governance Committee

Jenny O’Sullivan
Teresa Coughlan

Director of Services: Teresa Coughlan

Donations And Support

Ballinasloe Social Services is a charity, registered with the Charity Regulator. Our Registered Charity Number (RCN) is 20025717. We are also registered with the Revenue Commissioners as a charity (CHY 10149).

Contact Us

Ballinasloe Social Services,
Brackernagh,
Ballinasloe,
Co. Galway
H53 KC98

090-9643217

daycare@ballinasloesocialservices.ie
preschool@ballinasloesocialservices.ie