There are three paid staff working on the Ring of Gullion AONB and LPS. All three staff are employed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The main funders are The National Lottery through its Heritage Lottery Fund, Northern Ireland Environment Agency through its Natural Environment Fund and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. There are a vast array of smaller funders that contribute to smaller projects and they are acknowledged throughout the website where appropriate.
Therese Hamill - Ring of Gullion Officer
Therese's role is funded by the Council and the NIEA to implement the Ring of Gullion AONB Management Plan. Her role aims to enhance the rich built, cultural and natural heritage in the area as well as increasing opportunities for public enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 3082 8590
Darren Rice - Ring of Gullion Manager
Darren is responsible for managing the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) and implementing the Landscape Conservation Action Plan. When developing the LCAP the community consultation was a key driver, that partnership approach is still key and a driver for the management of the LPS.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 3082 8592
Mobile: +44 (0) 7713 089225
Alison Brady (née Henderson) - Volunteer and Outreach Officer
Alison is originally from the North Coast. Alison's passion for the area developed when she worked as the Education Officer on the Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism project. Her role is to organise training opportunities for local people. Alison also coordinates a valuable pool of volunteers who freely give up their time to help us conserve the diverse Ring of Gullion environment.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 3082 8594
Mobile: +44 (0)77 3062 1215