Members Profile

Profiles of the MED Partnership Group Committee 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 & District Community Development Co-op, Ltd.,  and was it’s first manager. She is currently Company Secretary and a board member. Creevy & District Co-Op  has successfully developed tourism and  water sports in the local area, with the goal of bringing about regeneration of this rural  coastal community and the provision of  employment in the locality. A well known community activist, Molly is presently a board member of the following active Community Groups and Partnerships:

Donegal South Forum,

Molly receiving the Ocean Hero Award recently on behalf of Creevy Co-Op, for one of Ireland’s biggest beach clean ups.

Molly receiving the Ocean Hero Award recently on behalf of Creevy Co-Op, for one of Ireland’s biggest beach clean ups.

MED Partnership Ltd.,


Heritage Forum,

Donegal Co. Council;

Connecting for Life,

Donegal, Kilbarron Castle Conservation Group,

Michael O’Clerigh Summer School,

Ballyshannon Bundoran Community Health Forum, and

Grasp Life Foundation,

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 has been secretary of MED Partnership Group for a number of years.                                                                                                                                                                      He is a fishery protection officer and part time farmer.                                                                          

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