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Vernon Ringland

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

Ireland

Vernon has developed a methodology that supports young people to take charge of grantmaking in their communities, allowing them to lead real, concrete change and enabling them to fully realize their changemaking potential.

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Neil McCabe

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2013

Ireland

Neil McCabe is utilizing the existing infrastructure of firehouses, a locally oriented and trusted arm of government, to provide a local, national and international example for green transition. A firefighter by trade, Neil is using the institution of the fire station as an entry point to bring...

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James Whelton

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2012

Ireland

James Whelton, a natural builder, teacher, avid entrepreneur, and tenacious tech expert, is creating a youth movement of citizen coders to spread a mindset shift in young people based on mentorship, inclusivity, and community-driven action.

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Brendan Dunford

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2011

Ireland

Brendan Dunford is creating a new approach to sustaining some of our most iconic and best loved landscapes by placing farmers at the creative center of developing and delivering key conservation actions.

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Krystian Fikert

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2011

Ireland

In Ireland, adequate mental health care is out of reach for many who need it because public offerings are too slow and the private market is too costly. Krystian Fikert has created a new social business model of community-based mental health services, which has unleashed a movement for accessible...

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Michael Feerick

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2010

Ireland

Mike is creating an initiative to serve as the global source for online education at a time when community college is an underfunded and underdeveloped educational resource. His free form of online community college offers everything from computer courses to English classes, and opens up employment...

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Michael Kelly

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2010

Ireland

Michael Kelly is catalyzing a nationwide movement to substantially increase the number of people growing their own food. He has resurrected the traditional Irish notion of the “meitheal,” a practice that builds a spirit of community by working collectively on individual projects—much like a barn...

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Mary Nally

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Ireland

Mary Nally is building structures that keep older people engaged in their communities and active contributors to society. She is bridging gaps between generations and disparate populations, placing older people as advocates for other isolated populations.

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Steve Collins

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Ireland

Steve Collins is changing the architecture of nutritional treatment by bringing treatment out to afflicted people rather than afflicted people to the treatment. By using a decentralized care model and orchestrating the spread of a range of Ready to Use Foods, Steve is revolutionizing the way the...

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David Egan

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2008

Ireland

Through his organization, RedBranch, David Egan is empowering a generation of young people in Ireland to choose healthier lifestyles by changing their attitudes towards food and exercise and encouraging schools to adopt policies that support these changes.

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