The Centre’s staff are responsible for the development and delivery of a work programme to meet the strategic objectives identified by the Management Board. Staff are also responsible for the day to day running of the Centre at Beechfield House. The full-time staff are supported by a team of developers, employed by Compass Informatics, who are responsible for development of the Centre’s data management and web mapping system.


Dr. Liam Lysaght, Centre Director


Dr. Úna FitzPatrick, Senior Ecologist


Colette O’Flynn, Invasive Species Officer
Barry O’Neill, ICT and Data Manager


Ben Malone, Adminstrative and Engagement Officer

Juanita Browne, Pollinator Plan Engagement Officer

Dave Wall, Citizen Science Officer

Gemma Hughes, Agri-business Officer

Saorla Kavanagh, Farmland Pollinator Officer

The contract for delivery of a five year work programme has been awarded to Compass Informatics.  Mr. Gearoid O’Riain – Company Director has responsibility for the overall service-level agreement between Compass Informatics and the Heritage Council.

The Centre is an initiative of the Heritage Council and is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.