Governance / Management


The primary legislation governing Education and Training Boards is the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013. The The Code of Practice for the Governance of Education and Training Boards sets out guidelines which should be primarily considered as a set of standards for members and staff of the Board. Members and staff are expected to ensure that their activities in relation to the ETB are governed at all times by these standards, in letter and in spirit.



Functions: To report to the Board, not less than four times in each year, whether the Chief Executive is implementing the Service Plan, as adopted by the Board, and within the expenditure limits set by the Minister.

  • This is done by considering the monthly accounts and ad hoc reports provided to the Board by the Chief Executive
  • To advise the main committee whether to accept the accounts as presented by the Chief Executive and to recommend whether they should be signed by the Chairperson.
  • To review and report to the Board on the draft Service Plan.


Cllr Mary Bohan Chairperson
Mr Sean Duffy Member
Cllr Joe Queenan Member
Cllr Paddy O’Rourke Member
Cllr Tom Connolly Member


Functions:The Audit Committee will, by examining and considering internal audit reports, statutory audit reports and the confirmations of the Chief Executive, report to the Board in accordance with the audit committee procedures.


Mr Des Mahon Chairperson
Mr Pearce O’Malley Member
Mr Lauri Quinn Member
Cllr Seamus Kilgannon Member
Cllr Christy Hyland Member
Mr Malachy Molloy Member


Functions: Make recommendations to the Education and Training Board on the performance of its functions under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013, Section 10 –(j) Support the provision, co-ordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister in relation to such support and (k) assess the manner in which it performs its functions is economical, efficient and effective.


Mr Kieran O’Dowd Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB
Mr Pat Forde Youth Sector
Mr Enda Cawley Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB
Ms Maeve Whittington Statutory Sector
Ms Anne-Marie Regan Youth Sector
Ms Donna Sheridan Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB
Ms Therese Ruane Statutory Sector
Ms Alice Dixon Youth Sector
Mr Eamon McHale Youth Representative
Ms Chloe Cafferty Youth Representative
Mr Michael Barrett Youth Sector


Music Generation Mayo and Music Generation Sligo are music education services for children and young people, aged 0-18 yrs. They are part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships, (MEPs). Each service is managed locally by a Music Education Partnership in their respective counties, under lead partner Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board.

Mayo Members

MEP Member Sector
Tereasa McGuire MSLETB Committee
Tom Grady CE – MSLETB
Gaynor Seville Public Arts Manager – Mayo County Council
Declan Turnbull Development Officer – LCDC
Mary Wrafter Support Worker – Mayo Community Engagement Network
Paul Butler Director – Mayo Education Centre

Sligo Members

MEP Member Sector
Joe Leonard Education
Tom Grady CE – MSLETB
Trevor Sweetman Youth Officer – MSLETB
Mary Hough Director – Sligo Education Centre
Mary McDonagh Arts Officer
Niamh Crowley Sligo Academy of Music
Bartley Gavin Director of Service
Ken McDonald Sligo School of Rock
Eddie Lee Sligo Jazz Project
John McGettrick Trad / Coleman Heritage Centre
Joan McGrath Sligo County Childcare Committee
Seamus Kilgannon MSLETB Committee


*Coláiste Pobail Acla, Achill, Co. Mayo

Mr. Pat Kilbane, Ms. Clodagh Geraghty, Ms. Bina Munnelly ETB Nominees
Ms. Máire Sweeney, Mr. John O’Keeffe, Ms. Angela McGlynn Trustee Nominees
Mr. Adrian Lally, Ms. Breege O’Brien Staff Nominees
Ms. Lorraine McNulty, Mr. Paddy J. Cafferkey Parents’ Nominees
(* Designated Community College 3 ETB Nominees)

Moyne College, Ballina

Cllr. Christy Hyland, Mr. Tony McGarry, Mr. Paddy Naughton, Ms. Mary Kelly ETB Nominees
Mr. Cathal DuffyMs. Maura Flynn Staff Nominees
Mr. Michael ConlonMs. Catriona Garrett Parents’ Nominees

Brendan’s College, Belmullet

Cllr. Tereasa McGuire, Cllr. Gerry Coyle, Mr. Paddy Naughton, Ms. Donna Sheridan ETB Nominees
Mr. Howard Treacy, Ms. Debbie Doyle Staff Nominees
Mr. Michael Hurst, Ms. Rose Conway Walsh Parents’ Nominees

Davitt College, Castlebar

Cllr. Tom Connolly, Cllr Therèse Ruane, Cllr. Blackie Gavin, Cllr. Lisa Chambers ETB Nominees
Mr. Gary Boyle, Ms. Elaine Mortimer Staff Nominees
Mr. Brian O’Malley, Ms. Suzanne Doocey Parents’ Nominees

Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina

Ms. Donna Sheridan, Mr. Eddie Staunton, Mr. Paddy Naughton, Ms. Nonie McGee ETB Nominees
Mr. Colm Hendry, Ms. Deirbhile Taylor Staff Nominees
Mr. Sheridan Gilmartin, Ms. Breda Ruane Parents’ Nominees

Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross

Mr. Paul Ainsworth, Ms. Mary Kelly, Ms. Nonie McGee, Mr. Pat Leyden ETB Nominees
Mr. Michael Bolger, Ms. Jacinta Kelly Staff Nominees
Mr. Paddy O’Hora, Ms. Patricia Loftus Parents’ Nominees

Coláiste Chomáin, Ros Dumhach

An Comh. Tereasa McGuire, An Comh. Therèse Ruane, Pádraig Mac Giollabháin, Pádraig Ó Cosgordha ETB Nominees
Pól Ó Fathaigh, Nóirín Nic Oireachtaigh Staff Nominees
Daithí Ó Gearbháin, Áine Uí Ghearbháin Parents’ Nominees

Westport College of Further Education

Cllr. Tereasa McGuire, Cllr. Christy Hyland, Mr. Michael Brett, Mr. Pat Kilbane ETB Nominees
Mr. Cormac Langan, Ms. Mary Greally Staff Nominees
Mr. Jason Kelly, Ms. Alison Malone Parents’ Nominees

Joseph’s Community College, Charlestown

Cllr. John Caulfield, Ms. Bina Munnelly, Ms. Clodagh Geraghty, Mr. Pat Leyden ETB Nominees
Mr. Brendan Prendergast, Ms. Ann Leydon (Ms. Teresa Coleman, Maternity Leave replacement, Meeting 08.03.16) Staff Nominees
Mr. Tommy Harrington, Ms. Maureen McEntire Parents’ Nominees
*Sr. Breege Brennan, Mr. Austin Egan Marist Nominees
(* Marist Nominees to be co-opted by Board of Management)

Ballinode Community College, Sligo

Cllr. Seamus Kilgannon, Mr. Ken Maguire, Ms. Veronica Cawley, Mr. Donal Gilroy ETB Nominees
Mr. Eoin Melia, Ms. Caroline Collery Staff Nominees
Mr. Arthur Gibbons, Ms. Charmaine Conlon Parents’ Nominees

Coláiste Iascaigh, Easkey

Cllr. Joe Queenan, Mr. Enda Cawley, Mr. Jack Lynch, Cllr. Dara Mulvey ETB Nominees
Mr. Thomas Coggins, Ms. Margaret Kennedy Staff Nominees
Mr. Sean Weir, Ms. Orlagh Clarke Students’ Nominees

Coola Post Primary School

Mr. Kieran O’Dowd, Mr. Joe Leonard, Cllr. Seamus Kilgannon, Mr. Martin Baker ETB Nominees
Mr. Kevin Brady, Ms. Breege Tighe) Staff Nominees
Mr. Harry King, Ms. Teresa O’Rourke Parents’ Nominees

Corran College, Ballymote

Cllr. Margaret Gormley, Mr. Kieran O’Dowd, Cllr. Eamonn Scanlon, Mr. Martin Baker ETB Nominees
Mr. John Ward, Ms. Mary Regan Staff Nominees
Mr. John Gardiner, Ms. Susan Finan Students’ Nominees

Grange Post Primary School

Cllr. Seamus Kilgannon, Mr. Enda Cawley, Mr. Joe Leonard, Mr. Hubert Keaney ETB Nominees
Mr. Declan Campbell, Ms. Siobhan Evans (Fiona Kearins Maternity Leave replacement – Meeting 08.03.16) Staff Nominees
Mr. Desmond Carway, Ms. Celia Keenaghan Parents’ Nominees

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Cllr. Margaret Gormley, Cllr. Joe Queenan, Cllr. John Caulfield, Cllr. Dara Mulvey ETB Nominees
Mr. Tom Callanan, Ms. Patricia O’Reilly Staff Nominees
Mr. Jonathan McGuire, Ms. Lisa Carroll Students’ Nominees

Carrigallen Vocational School, Carrigallen

Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke, Cllr. Enda Stenson, Ms. Patricia Ledwith, Mr. Damian Brennan ETB Nominees
Mr. Pat Coffey, Ms. Caroline Beirne Staff Nominees
Mr. Paddy Gaffney, Ms. Maura Williamson Parents’ Nominees

Drumshanbo Vocational School

Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke, Mr. Enda McGloin, Senator Paschal Mooney, Mr. Francis Gilmartin ETB Nominees
Mr. Enda McNamara, Ms. Yvonne Traynor Staff Nominees
Mr. Adrian Flood, Ms. Mary Gilmartin Parents’ Nominees

Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin

Cllr. Mary Bohan, Ms. Evelyn Cafferty, Ms. Rosaleen Dolan, Mr. Ken Maguire ETB Nominees
Mr. Brendan Brett, Ms. Ann Foley Staff Nominees
Mr. Padraig Fallon, Ms. Patricia Carrigan Parents’ Nominees

*Mohill Community College

Cllr. Enda Stenson, Ms. Evelyn Cafferty, Mr. Malachy Molloy ETB Nominees
Sr. Nora Burke, Mr. Donal Fox, Ms. Cait Reynolds Trustee Nominees
Mr. Mark Duffy, Ms. Elaine Purcell Staff Nominees
Mr. John Boyle, Ms. Cliodhna Duignan Parents’ Nominees
(* Designated Community College 3 ETB Nominees)

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