Membership and Roles

CONUL Training & Development is in the privileged position to work across the island of Ireland in support of staff training and development with Committee membership drawn from every CONUL institution.

The roles of Chair and Deputy Chair rotate annually among the committee members.  The rotation is based on institutional name (A-Z).  The other committee roles are by nomination within the Committee and are reviewed annually.

Institution Member Committee Role 
Dublin City University

Ellen Breen

The Library, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Tel +353 1 700 5210

Programme Evaluation Coordinator
Maynooth University

Michaela Hollywood

The Library, NUI, Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 708 3429

2022 CONUL Conference Programme


National Library of Ireland

Elizabeth Kirwan

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 603 0370

Minute Secretary
University of Galway

Monica Crump

James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway, Ireland

Tel. +353 91 493765

Chair, 2022 CONUL Conference

Deputy Minute Secretary

Queens University Belfast

Donna Irving

McClay Library
Queen’s University Belfast
10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP, NI

Tel: +44 28 9097 8909

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Kathryn Smith

RCSI Library
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 402 2226


External Liaison and Communication

Royal Irish Academy

Meadhbh Murphy

The Royal Irish Academy,

19 Dawson Street,

Dublin 2, D02 HH58

Technological University Dublin

Brendan Devlin

The Library, Technological University Dublin, Lower Kevin Street, Dublin 8 Ireland

Tel +353 1 402 4631

Library Assistant Award Coordinator


Trinity College Dublin

Jessie Kurtz

The Library, Trinity College Dublin, College Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. + 353 1 896 1652

University College Cork

Donna Ó Doibhlin

Boole Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Tel. +353 21 4901526

CONUL Training & Development Research Award Coordinator
University College Dublin

Peter Hickey

The Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Tel. +353 1 716 7355

Chair, CONUL Training & Development

CONUL T&D Representative to CONUL SIG

University of Limerick

Michelle Breen

Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.

Tel. +353 61 233625

Ulster University

Ciaran Cregan

Ulster University, Magee Campus, Northland Road, Londonderry, BT48 7JL, NI

Tel. +44 28 71675256

Deputy Chair, CONUL Training &


Web Editor & CONUL Comms Liaison