About Peter Kavanagh
Peter was born and raised in Clondalkin. He was educated in Coláiste Chilliain, Maynooth University and the National University of Ireland, Galway. He worked in Ireland and abroad as a translator, journalist and educator. In 2009, Peter began work in the Irish charity sector, where he now serves as Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Ireland’s largest older people’s charity, Active Retirement Ireland.
Peter has been involved in activism and volunteering on both a local and national scale for most of his life. He established Clondalkin Active Retirement Association in 2010 to provide opportunities for older people in the Clondalkin area to stay active and healthy.
He is a co-founder of Pop Up Gaeltacht, a grassroots community project for Irish speakers that was established in 2016 and has spread worldwide.
Peter spent three years as President of Baseball Ireland. In his time with Baseball Ireland he was instrumental in bringing international baseball to Corkagh Park in Clondalkin and in the establishment of the Irish U-18 team who recently finished 1st at the European Championships Qualifying Tournament in Zurich.
He sits on South Dublin County Council’s Strategic Policy Council for Arts, Heritage, Culture, Gaeilge and Libraries as a volunteer. In this capacity, Peter served as chairperson of the Public Art Selection Committee for 2016-2019.
Peter volunteers with Muintir Chrónáin in Clondalkin and with various groups elsewhere. He recently worked on the Home Sweet Home communications team during the occupation of Apollo House.
He lives in Clondalkin with his wife Emma and their baby son.