St. Josephs Hospital, Ardee, Co. Louth


Father: Alfie Byrne, Ardee shopkeeper (orig. Monkstown, Dublin)

Mother: Ardee district nurse (orig. Claremorris, Mayo)

Spent weekends and holidays on cousins farm (Martin & Bridie Brennan, Peppardstown, Ardee). Worked part-time in shop (Bridge St.).


Dip. Nutrition, CNM, Dublin.
Dip. Naturopathy, CNM, Dublin.
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Queens, Canada
B.Sc. (Maths & Chemistry), NUI Maynooth
S.E. (Systems Engineer) E.D.S. Intl, London
Certificate Emotional Release Counselling, Australia
TEFL, U-Learn, Malahide, Dublin
RYA Level 1 Windsurfing Instructor


English & Spanish

Positions Held:

Senior Application Developer & Team Leader (current)
Senior Systems Analyst Standard Life, Dublin
Environment Management Analyst Allstate, Belfast
Systems Engineer EDS International London
I.T. Consultant (Self Employed), Worldwide
Head of Chemistry, MAP School, Botswana
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Windsurfing Instructor Level 1



Chairman Maynooth College Athletic Club


Music, singing, writing, swimming, walking, travel, alternative medicine, recovery from childhood trauma, politics & society, social justice etc.

Notable Achievement:

Taught in Botswana (on border of South Africa) during apartheid for 3 years and established an A level chemistry department and syllabus to assist in the struggle against the south African education system which deprived non-whites of decent education.

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