About us

We are a charity designed to promote Irish identity, culture and heritage and to improve the quality of life of the Irish community and others in Luton.  

Luton Irish Forum is a registered company limited by guarantee with a fully accessible community centre where our welfare, cultural, social and volunteering services are co-ordinated and take place.

Our Aim and Values

Values
It is our vision and mission to support the Irish community in Luton to reach their full potential by providing welfare, social, cultural and volunteering opportunities for the Irish and all local communities.

Aims
To relieve people in need, poverty or distress, particularly, but not exclusively of Irish descent, through the provision of advice and information concerning health and benefits as well as other support.

To advance the education of the public, particularly in Irish music, drama, arts, the Irish language and through the holding of an annual St Patrick’s Day festival.

Other charitable purposes, particularly the provision of facilities for the benefit of the public, particularly but not exclusively for persons of Irish descent in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for those people.

At Luton Irish Forum we are:

  • Caring, compassionate and considerate
  • Committed to quality and innovation 
  • Candid — honest and transparent
  • Connected to Irish identity and traditions
  • Champion of communities and volunteers

 

Meet the team

Noelette Hanley Chief Executive Officer

Nicola McLaughlin Welfare Case Supervisor

Liz O'Halloran Events Co-ordinator

Heather Roy Welfare Case Officer

Lucie O'Donnell Welfare Case Officer

Sue Curran Project Manager and Tutor

Lisa Mannion Cultural Officer

Pat Wallace Cleaner

Skye Gough Trainee Welfare Advisor

Tom Scanlan Chair

Mary Winter Vice Chair

Marion Curtis Secretary

Luke Kitching Treasurer

Tawanda Chiweshe Trustee

Dave Crean Trustee

Dee Drennan Trustee

Gill Grant Trustee

Siobhan Rooney Trustee

Elleesa Rushby Trustee

Pauline Sylvester Trustee

Eamonn Cunniss Diversity Champion - Adviser to the Board