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Regional Contacts

The role of a regional contact within the HBA is that of support, advice and information at a local level for those with an interest in homebirth or planning a homebirth. The contact person is not a midwife, she is usually a woman who has had one or more homebirths herself and volunteers to be a local representative of the HBA. She may organise regular support group meetings in her home, or might be willing to hold them if requested. These meetings are advertised in the newsletter (on the back cover), HBA website, or on the HBA Facebook page. (Please inform the Regional Contacts Representative if you would like to advertise a meeting outside of the Dublin area)
A regional contact should be able to offer you up to date information on practising SECMs and other midwifery led services in your region or direct you to where you can find that information. Any queries that cannot be answered by the regional contact should be directed to the committee member dealing with HBA General Enquiries.

Monica O’Connor, Tullow. Tel: 059 916 3019

Susie Mc Naughton, Ennis Tel: 065 689 1971
Deirdre Morissey  Tel: 087 676 1517

Maria O’Sullivan, Montenotte, Cork City. Tel: 086 392 0286
Ruth Prendergast, Youghal. Tel: 024 20854
Mary Tighe, Cork. Tel: 087 629 2577

Jane Donegan, Quigley's Point. Tel: 074 938 3304

Krysia Lynch, Sandymount, Dublin 4. Tel: 01 660 3499 Email:

Niamh Mulvaney, Galway City. Tel: 091 596 680
Maggie Coyne, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Tel: 090 662 2726 / 087 623 3617

Ailis Brosnan, Castleisland. Tel: 085 772 5133

Helena Mc Mahon, Celbridge. Tel: 01 627 0635 Email:

Bernie Wemyss, Thomastown. Tel: 056 772 4890

Paula Byrne, Portlaoise. Tel: 050 227 048

Mary Rafferty, Mohill. Tel: 071 963 2052

Nicola Hogg, 9 Doonbeirne Green, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick Tel:087 6836922
Aine O Sullivan, Limerick, Co Limerick Tel 087 939 0033

Síabhra Durcan, Ballymahon. Tel: 090 643 2870 Email:

Mairead Murphy, Dunboyne. Tel: 01 825 1798

Margaret McGuigan, Castleblaney. Tel: 047- 80922

Marguerite Hannan, Athlone. Tel: 090 640 5267 / 087 164 0847

Pauline Mc Loughlin, Silgo City. Tel: 071 917 1493

Helen Kavanagh, Fenor. Tel: 051 330 591 / 086 882 7212

Trish Cronnelly, Kilmacanogue. Tel: 01 276 1812
Judith Crowe, Newtownmountkennedy. Tel: 01 281 9515

If you are interested in and willing to become a regional contact, please contact our Regional Contacts Officer, Ciara Goodwin at