Mary White

Minister Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow. Photo: Tony Maher

Mary White is a linguist, forager, walking guide and a flora and fauna specialist. Mary was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, is married to Robert and they have one daughter, Dorothy Ellen and dog called Juno.

Mary is also a former TD for Carlow/Kilkenny and Minister for Equality, Human Rights and Integration. Mary now runs Blackstairs Ecotrails, slow relaxing walks in the mountains and in the Barrow Valley, with foraging workshops, team building events for companies and she works with Schools and Hotels running Wild Life workshops and fun trails for children.

She also speaks at conferences and , coaches people for public speaking events.

Here is something you don’t know about Mary she loves strong coffee, doing triathlons and speaking Spanish.