Tory is a Gaeilge speaking Island and is part of the official geographical area known as the “Gaeltacht” which means Irish speaking area. Tory has a population of 140 and the community is very close-knit and family oriented.
Anne Marie is a Community Development Worker specialising in Rural Development and Sustainable Tourism Development. She has qualifications in Sustainable Tourism and Rural Development from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Anne Marie has many years of experience in the area, both as government agency worker administrating funding and assisting rural businesses, groups and individuals to develop their projects and access funding support; and as an advocate for community groups and community projects in rural areas, supporting their efforts to create employments and in the provision of amenities and services.
Anne Marie is also an independent television producer and has produced a number of award winning factual documentaries for TG4 (the Gaeilge language channel) BBC NI and others.
While not working, Anne Marie loves to walk the many beautiful beaches where she lives, practicing her guitar and travelling.
Ag súil go mór le castal leat!