The staff at Candle is our greatest resource.  We are privileged to work with a group of people who have a passion for youth work, who make great personal commitment to the young people, who readily share their skills and talents, and who challenge and motivate each other in  a vibrant team spirit. 



Brian Johnston


Associate Director & Therapeutic Space Co-ordinator

Dervella McNee


Workshop Training Programme                                                       

Martina Galvin: Co-Ordinator/Teacher

Harry Shannon: Teacher/Health & Safety

Andy Doyle: Teacher  

Breda Slevin: Teacher / Targeted Prog. 


Helen Clarke: CE Participant Woodwork Assistant    

Noel  Dempsey: CE Participant Art/Graphic Design Assistant 


Connect Programme/ Options Programme

Carol Leonard: Connect Project Co- Ordinator & Admissions Officer

Áine Whyte: Connect Project Worker


Youth Service

Sinead Carolan: Youth Service Project Leader 

Michael Ruddy: Youth Worker                                    

Carmel Buckley: JI Participant - Youth Service                                          

Lorraine Howe: JI Participant - Youth Service                               


John O' Gorman: Volunteer

Jessica Clooney: Volunteer

Nikita Brady:  Volunteer


Housekeeping and Maintenance     

Veronica O Toole: CE Participant Kitchen Assistant 

Frances Greaves: CE Participant Cleaning Assistant

William Greene:    CE Participant Maintenance


Finance & Administration

Linda Hayes:  Financial Administrator

Veronica Bowden: JI Participant - Reception & Administration