Mary O’Kennedy

IFC ambassador for Ireland

Meet Mary…

Who are your heroes?

A cliché … but my dad because he always told us we could do anything and was there to pick up the pieces when our efforts went wrong! And all the amazing people throughout history who have stood up to violence and hatred –- the game changers!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Never give up, and always try to make sure the cup is more than half full!

Why do you do what you do for a living?

Because every day is different. Because it’s good to be a part of something good, but mainly because I LOVE IT!

Describe yourself in three words.

Creative. Optimistic. Happy.

Describe your life in six words.

Rollercoaster. Challenging. Swings. Roundabouts. Fun. Fulfilling.


Mary O’Kennedy is Director of Charity Careers Ireland, and O’Kennedy Consulting. 

Tel: +353 (0) 128 495 65