Members Profile

Profiles of the MED Partnership Group Comittee Members

Pat Johnston, Co. Fermanagh

Pat is a part time farmer, but is keen to improve the quality of his suckler herd. Pat works as a craftsman in Belleek Pottery. He is the current chairman of M.E.D. Partnership.

John Barron, Co. Donegal
John is a founder member and former chairman of M.E.D. Partnership. John is a full-time suckler cow farmer. Present county secretary I.C.S.A., past member of Macra Na Feirme at county and national level.

Francis Flanagan, Co. Fermanagh
Francis is a founder member of MED. Francis is a self-employed Steel Fabricator and part-time farmer. He keeps a suckler herd with some calf to beef as the main enterprise. He is currently joint treasurer of M.E.D.

Gerard Ferguson, Co. Donegal
Gerard is self-employed as a jeweller at Ferguson’s Jewellers on Castle Street, Ballyshannon and is a part time farmer. Gerry, a joint treasurer of the group has always been very interested in promoting agriculture in the region and is actively involved in Ballyshannon Livestock Sales and Ballyshannon Show Society.

Jeremy McGonigle, Co. Donegal
Jeremy is a founder member of MED, Jeremy is a Sales Director while part-time farming in Pedigree Charolaois/Angus Cattle

Molly Reynolds, Co. Donegal
Molly is a founder member of Creevy Co-op, which has successfully developed tourism and angling in the local area with the aim of bringing about regeneration and employment in this rural community. Molly is presently a director on the Board of the following active Community Groups and Partnerships; Donegal Local Development Company, Donegal South Forum, Community Network, Erne Enterprise Development Company, MED Partnership, Walking Routes Ireland, North West Charter Skippers Association, Donegal Self-catering Association.

Jim Brennan, Co. Sligo
Jim is a part-time sheep farmer and former building site foreman in England, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. At present he is also a part-time building worker. He farms 18 Hectares at Tawley, Co. Leitrim, and is the Leitrim Representative on the IFA Rural Development Committee. One of his passions is gaelic games and he is actively involved with the local GAA Club. His interests include football, hurling and pub quizzes. He was recently elected Chairperson of MED Partnership.

Hugh Gillespie, Co. Donegal                                                                          

Hugh is the current secretary of M.E.D. Partnership.

Robert Ovens, Co. Fermanagh                                                                                                                                                                                                         Robert is a farmer in Co. Fermanagh. He is a MED Committee member and PRO for N. Ireland.