A parting message from Mairead

I will finish as CEO of L’Arche Ireland in January 2024. It has been a great privilege to be the leader of L’Arche since November 2014. I would like to thank the board and all those who worked with me and supported me over this time. We have a great team in L’Arche in the houses, admin and day projects- I would like to thank them and all core members, who bring meaning and life to all that we do. It has been a true team effort.
Since 2014 to now, has been a time of considerable change and challenges, such as Covid, which we as L’Arche have embraced. I believe L’Arche has grown stronger and more ready for the future as a result of all the changes. There are development plans in place, which will come to fruition over the next number of years.

I wish Eddie Gilmore all the very best as he takes on the role of CEO and look forward to seeing what can be achieved under his leadership.

Mairead Boland Brabazon

Eddie Gilmore from L'Arche

Eddie Gilmore, an introduction

I grew up in an Irish family in Coventry in England and later moved to Canterbury where I was part of the L’Arche Kent community for 28 years and where I met my wife, Yim Soon. We have three grown up but still lovely children. In need of a change, I became in 2017 CEO of the Irish Chaplaincy, a London-based charity that supports Irish prisoners, Travellers and seniors. I am touched and delighted to have been asked now to lead L’Arche Ireland and will move to Kilkenny in November to begin a hand-over period with Mairead, the current Leader/CEO.