Marion & Gemma

Gemma & Kate

Summer School Group

Thanks for the Memories!


The annual Partners in Faith Summer School finished today with a big thank you to Gemma McKenna who is withdrawing from a leadership function within the team. Gemma will still be an active presence within the PIF network in a role she hopes will evolve organically in the coming years. Dave Donnellan will be stepping into the role vacated by Gemma on the team. Also in the coming months Partners will also be advertising for a new team member to fill the place left by Gemma on the team.


Kate Sheehan, one of the Partners in Faith trustees, led tributes at the end of the two day Summer School to Gemma followed by contributions from many present who knew Gemma stretching back many years to her work with Ciaran Early in Dublin and beyond. Gemma joined Ciaran in Partners in Faith shortly after it was founded and when it was based in the Dublin Institute of Adult Education in Mountjoy Square. It was a moving and emotional tribute which reflected how Gemma's work over the years has been valued by those with whom she has come into contact and with whom she has forged such links of deep and abiding affection.{jcomments on}