THE UMBRELLA EILE CREW

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs.
Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

GRAINNE COUGHLAN

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Hi, I'm Grainne! I would describe myself as a creative person, I paint, draw, crochet, knit, make clothes and I have recently extended my creativity to millinery.

I am a Galway girl through and through.   Admittedly never strayed far, and sure why would I? Our beautiful city and county have so much to offer. I am massively proud to be part of the Umbrella Eile team and to have the opportunity to connect and help people in our local community. I have always believed that people came before profit and this gives me an opportunity to live this belief.

GERALDINE WARREN

Co-Founder / PR & Media Relations Director

Hi I'm Ger. Having spent over 25 years travelling the world as a news producer my need to continue to find outlets for the creative buzz didn't stop when I returned to Galway. The concept of community emerging stronger from this crisis is a huge attraction for me to work on the story of Umbrella Eile. This breaking news story has just begun. 

Former Researcher for BBC World Service Radio, Bush House, London. Researcher BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House London.
Producer with  BBC Television News and Current AffairsTelevision Centre London. Europe Producer Television and RadioABC Australia London. Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC Frankfurt and BBC Berlin.

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LAUREN DOLAN

Co-Founder / Operations Director

Hi, I'm Lauren! I would describe myself as a community builder.  As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I have worked as a business development consultant and project manager with over 15 years' in a variety of industry sectors such as education, food, hospitality, construction and entertainment.

 

Passionate about community, exploring and overcoming obstacles to growth for organisations both profit and non-profit, Umbrella Eile as a community social enterprise is here to build sustainable and viable communities. 

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ANNA BROWN

Co- Founder


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VIRTUE SHINE

Co-Founder