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I grew up in Ballyfermot, West Dublin, and for forty years I've lived in Rialto, in the South West Inner City. I qualified as a social worker in Trinity College (1980), where I also completed an MLitt (1992) and a PhD (2009).  Before college, and since graduating,  I worked in youthwork, community development and social services, with a portfolio in practice, management, research and third-level lecturing. I retired (December 2021) as coordinator of a Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. Occasionally I continue to do consultancy work. I live with my partner Pat Tobin, who is a community trainer and organisational consultant with CAN, and we have two adult children. For relaxation I write, and I occasionally make videos for family and friends and I also spend a lot of time on the Hook Peninsula in Wexford. 


See current CV for education and work experiences 

 Barry Cullen 2018 | | Banner photo -  Wild garden, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8.