About Us

Who we are

West Clare Mental Health Association was established in 1975 by a group of local volunteers. The aim is to support people with mental health difficulties and to promote positive mental health wellbeing and recovery in the Community.

Aisling Glynn


Aisling Glynn is the current chairperson of West Clare Mental Health Association. Aisling joined the Board in 2015. Aisling works as a solicitor in Kilrush. She also sits on the Board of the National Disability Authority (The NDA). The NDA provides information and advice to the government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities, including in the area of mental health. Aisling has a Masters in disability law and policy from NUI Galway. Aisling also has experience in governance and strategy in her capacity as a company director. In her spare time, Aisling enjoys long walks with her dog and spending time, reading and writing and with family and friends.

Monica McKenna

Board Member

Monica is a community worker who is passionate in working for social justice and equality. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for those in the community that are experiencing exclusion. A native of Tipperary now residing in West Clare Monica sees the need for local sustainable supports key to the development of vibrant rural communities

Noreen Kelleher


Noreen has been secretary of West Clare Mental Health Association since 2007. She lives in Quilty and has been working as a receptionist and legal secretary in McMahon and Williams Solicitors for almost 15 years. She is a member of Kilmurry Ibrickane Parish Pastoral Council.

James Fennelly

Peer Support Coordinator

James Fennelly joined West Clare Mental Health Association as Peer Support Coordinator in 2019.Previously James spent a number of Years working in Homeless Services in Dublin City and has over 20 years’ experience in Personnel Management and Logistics. James is a qualified WRAP Facilitator and Lead Practitioner in Meitheal. His interests include rescuing St Bernard Dogs , swimming in the ocean and Rugby

Edel Curtain


Edel facilitates the weekly Edels Music Club which runs from The Lighthouse. A native of Tipperary Edel has lived in West Clare since 2007. Edel works as a Garda Sergeant in Kilrush. Edel is a passionate advocate for mental health, rural isolation and farm health & safety. A talented singer in her spare time Edel competes across Ireland with her horses at shows.