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Martin Hayes

Martin is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. 


Mary Stacey


Mary initiated the Burren Executive Leadership Retreat in 2013. To this gathering place for global senior leaders she brings years of collaboration with visual artists, musicians, poets, and dancers, and a depth of experience cultivating forms of leadership that are more creative, adaptive, collaborative, and systemic. 


Reilly Dow

Since 2008, Reilly has supported organizations on four continents, creating visual representations in English and Spanish to facilitate greater creativity, depth, and engagement. She uses graphic recording and visual facilitation in support of diverse groups looking to share, understand, and act on important ideas. 

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian. Following a nomadic decade, he settled in Belfast, where he has lived since 2003.  From 2014-2019, Pádraig led the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community, an organisation that works with 10,000 people a year in the mission to ’Transform Division through Human Encounter’.

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Brendan Dunford

From a farming background in Co. Waterford, Brendan has spent over 20 years living and working in the Burren region. He is an Ashoka Fellow for Ireland since 2011 and in 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by NUI Galway for his work in championing biodiversity.

To inquire about receiving an invitation, contact founder Mary Stacey to arrange a call.

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