Since that time it has developed into a multi-facetted organisation providing a range of services, through the medium of the maritime, across the social spectrum of the community, but with an especial focus on the disadvantaged and youth at risk.
LANDMARKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEITHEAL MARA:
Joan Dineen: Acting Chairperson. Lecturer in Recreation and Leisure Management at Cork Institute of Technology. Member of the board since 1999. A keen if infrequent sea-kayaker although my first love is the mountains and not the sea.
Marianne Keane: Born and reared in Cork, a keen interest in all things nautical especially in traditional boats. A member of Naomhoga Chorcai for the past 6/7 years and part of Meitheal Mara’s committee for past 3 years. Took part in the ocean to city race 3 times in a currach and once in a dragon boat.
Mary Doran: Originally from Dublin and based now in Cork working as an Architect and Planning Consultant. Co-founder of Cork Cine Club and an active member of voices of Cork Choir
Cathy Buchanan: Coordinator & Water Activities Manager.
Seamus O’Brien: Workshop Manager. Originally employed with Meitheal Mara under Community Employment scheme in 2001. Organises and manages workshop training programmes.
Joya Kuin: Ocean to City Manager. Originally from Holland, loves the sea and hiking! Been involved in the management of Ocean to City since 2012.