We are wife and husband on a journey into the heart of communities all throughout Ireland to create greater connection. For us, this is about each of us connecting more deeply with our true selves, with our communities and with our planet.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Ruairí McKiernan is an award-winning social innovator, campaigner, consultant, writer and speaker. He is a Fulbright scholar and a Presidential appointee to Ireland's Council of State. Ruairí is a business graduate with almost 20 years experience in the areas of social innovation and community development, including as founder of the pioneering SpunOut.ie youth organisation, co-founder of the Uplift campaigning organisation, and co-founder of the Gaelic Voices For Change movement.
He is the host of the Love and Courage podcast and a regular contributor to national media on social justice, youth and community issues, civic leadership and wellbeing. Watch his TEDx talk about his previous hitching for hope' listening tour around Ireland here.
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Links to Ruairí in the media
Irish Times: Sept 15, 2018:
How to Change Your Life: Stopping a negative state of mind. Link.
Anglo Celt: Jan 8, 2018: Cootehill man named one of Ireland's top changemakers. Link.
Susan Quirke (Susie Q)
Susan Quirke, otherwise known as Susie Q, is a meditation teacher, musician, singer, song-writer, record maker, co-producer and an award winning social entrepreneur for her work in the field of mental health and wellbeing.
She has spent over ten years working at a high level when it comes to promoting health and wellness in society. She was part of the founding team of the pioneering SpunOut national youth organisation, and was also involved in the early days of the Soar Foundation. In 2011, she was part of the core crew which led the Possibilities 2011 social activism event which brought the Dalai Lama to Ireland.
More recently she co-founded the A Lust For Life mental health and well-being movement and is a winner of a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland IMPACT award as a result of this work, as well as being shortlisted for the Image Business Woman Social Entrepreneur award.
All of this work has given her deep insights into the many issues facing humanity, including the stress and suffering that exists at all levels of society. She now works full time as a meditation teacher working with various companies, organisations and groups throughout Ireland and also teaches privately one-to-one.
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Links to Susie Q in the media
Irish Times 'Roisin Meets' podcast