Who We Are
Hi I’m Peter Coughlan from Carrigaline union and my first involvement with youth work was helping to run our Boys Brigade group back in the 80’s. I’ve been involved in different youth projects and Sunday School since then and I find the work inspiring. It’s great being part of the CDYC and sharing with a group fully committed to sharing Gods love with young people in a positive and fun way. I’m married to Stephanie and we have 3 children. Matthew, Laura and Alexander. I love music, soccer, reading and strong coffee!
Judy Peters was asked by the Bishop to set up a new Diocesan Youth Council in 2002 and has chaired it since then. She has been involved in youth work for a long time ( too many years to mention). She is also a member of the executive of the Church of Ireland Youth Department, a member of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland and a member of its Pensions Board. A solicitor, she is involved in legal professional training. Her interests include horse riding, gardening and keeping hens. She and her husband, Chris, who is Dean of Ross, have four children.
Rev. Sarah Marry is a Diocesan Curate. She is Priest-in-Charge of Saint Anne, Shandon, Cork since 2015 and Chaplain to St Luke’s Home, Cork since 2015. Sarah is also a member of Cork Diocesan Youth Council, Chaplain to St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Chaplain to the South Infirmary – Victoria University Hospital and Chaplain to the Mater Private Hospital. She is a very busy lady!
Since then he has been placed in various places around Ireland. In 2014, he came to Fanlobbus Union with his wife and two sons.
He has been working very hard in building up the youth and the 20’s & 30’s age group since arriving in West Cork.
Declan Buttimer has worked with youth for the past number of years and is now one of the leaders running the Rosscarbery Youth Group. He is also one of the REALITY School Team members as well as being on the CDYC council.
She has done a lot of work with CDYC and has been involved with the planning and attending of events.
Mexican born Viridianna Kingston-Castro moved to Ireland 5yrs ago. She is married to Irishman, John Kingston and now lives in Coolkelure with their 2 little girls, Isabella and Sofía.
Viri has been involved with the REALITY Schools team with the last few years and has also been on the CDYC council with the past 2 years. Viri is actively involved in her parish and is always the first to be asked to cook up feasts for any parish or diocesan event! We love her cooking!
Hilda was our West Cork Diocesan Youth Development Officer since 2014 but in January 2018 Hilda was appointed the Diocesan Youth Officer for the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocese. She is also Coordinated the REALITY Schools team since 2012.
Hilda is on the Youth Council since 2014.
Georgina Prendergast is our newest member on the CDYC council. She has recently completed her Leaving Cert successfully and is in college full-time. A parishioner of Carrigcrohane, she is very involved in parish activities and youth events.