Meet the Trainers

Our trainers

Patsy Hannan

Trainer, ABLE

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What is your professional background / training?
I hold a 1st class honours Higher Diploma in Social and Personal Health Education with WIT.

I joined Social and Health Education Project, Cork (SHEP) over 15 years ago and through my years of experiential training in a number of designed courses, I qualified as a Tutor/Facilitator.

Declan Cunningham

Trainer and Training Developer, ABLE & Ag Eisteacht4Business

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What is your professional background / training?

I am an Engineer with more than 30 year’s national and international experience at senior level in transition management scenarios. I have a proven track record of solving complex problems in challenging environments with a variety of high value products, while building and integrating committed and motivated teams. I have been intimately involved with many companies facing important challenges.

Leon Ledwidge

Trainer, ABLE

Leon is an Ag Eisteacht ABLE trainer.

She has delivered Ag Eisteacht training to the primary care teams as part of a pilot initiative and has recently completed delivery of our training to family support workers in Tusla.

Leon has an MA in Child and Family Studies, Social Care (DIT) and a Certificate in Childcare, Early Childhood Education & Teaching.

Cliodhna Mahony

Cliodhna is an ABLE trainer for Ag Eisteacht

She has been involved in delivering relational based training to a number of different sectors including the disability sector and the mental health sector.

Cliodhna is a qualified Public Health Specialist with over 10 years experience in substance use prevention, family support and community development. She has worked in a variety of settings, both in Ireland and abroad, in training and management roles.

Una McHale

Trainer, ABLE

What is your professional background / training?

I am a professionally qualified Social Worker and worked as a social worker for over thirty years in both the voluntary and statutory sectors.

Where do you work and what is your role?

Bernadette Rogers

Trainer, ABLE & Ag Eisteacht4Business

What is your professional background / training?

I have a hDip in Business Studies, Training & Development, a Certificate in Compliance, I’m a certified trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), a certified mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Coach and a certified Professional Coach.
I have been training in a voluntary capacity since 1983 and in a paid capacity since 2001.

Trish Hurley

Trainer, ABLE

What is your professional background / training?

I come from a Nursing background with RGN/BSc Nursing. I have always been interested in the concept of early intervention. Promoting health and wellbeing from the earliest stage to prevent illness makes sense to me and this was the reason I chose to do a Masters in Health Promotion at UCC.

Rose Crowley

Trainer, ABLE

What is your professional background/ training?

SRN, SCM and CNS in General Practice.

Counselling and Psychotherapy:
BA Counselling and MA Integrative Psychotherapy.