Mary Mulvey, Trainer & CEO

Mary Mulvey is a native of Dunboyne, Co. Meath and a graduate of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. She also has a BA Post Graduate Diploma in Irish Heritage Management from UCC and a Post Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism from Sligo Institute of Technology. Mary has over 15 years of senior management experience ranging from project to event management. She Developed the Cashel Heritage Town Programme and the Tipperary Heritage Way long distance walk from The Vee to Cashel. She was a founding member of Cashel Cultural Festival and director for 10 years. Previous employment includes the English Tourist Board, Bord Failte, Heritage Towns of Ireland and Irish Peatland Conservation Council. She also held the role of Operations Manager for the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Royal Hospital Kilmainhaim. Mary has also served on many national and regional committees for organisations such as Irish Tourist Industry Confederation, and the Model Arts and Niland Modern Art Gallery, Sligo. Mary is passionate about raising the profile of the Ecotourism at national and international level with relevant government agencies, tourism bodies and stakeholders to ensure that ecotourism is on Ireland’s tourism agenda and ensuring a credible policy is developed and promoted. She was responsible for the development of a world class certification process for ecotourism products in Ireland – which was piloted in the Burren.The Ecotourism Ireland Label was globally Recognised By Global Sustainable Tourism www.gstcouncil.org Council in Jan 2012.Mary currently serves in a voluntary capacity on the boards of:The Glens Theatre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim www.theglenscentre.com Forestry Stewardship Council, Ireland www.ie.fsc.org And the board of Leave No Trace, Ireland www.leavenotraceireland.org

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