Lilly has lived in Galway City for most of her life with the exception of the time she worked in the Civil Service in Mount Street, Dublin for a number of years. Lilly is a member of Mervue ARA and has been in Active Retirement Ireland for 17 years starting as a committee member and eventually serving as Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and Company Member on both ARA Associations and at Regional level. She previously was elected a Board Member in 2015. Lilly is a member of Age Action and Age and Opportunity and was a former volunteer in teaching computer and mobile phone skills in her local library to members of the public. For Lilly, it is a pleasure to serve on the Board of Active Retirement Ireland to provide clear communication and understanding to all members to enable them to realise how wonderful and essential it is to be part of ARI and to have an opportunity to our older generation to get together and join forces to combat loneliness and to enjoy our lives to the full.