Meet the Team

Marian Manning


I’m passionate about training and personal development, every learner is treated as a unique Individual and at Barrow Training an enjoyable training experience with a positive outcome for all our learners is our goal.

Outside work I love a challenge and enjoy cycling in Europe and relaxing in a Spa.

Joe Manning 


Tutoring is my thing. People and their potential is my priority. Barrow Training make this happen.

When not saving Africa, I can be seen cycling between Carlow and Kilkenny or on the tennis court.

Liz Doran


With over 15 years experience, I ensure that your development as an Individual or as an Organisation is fulfilled to the highest standard.

Outside my work my 3 kids, horses and triathlon training keep me busy!

Siobhan McNally

Online Manager

The vast majority of my experience is in Management, both people and operational and I have yet to find a project I have not found interesting. However, I also love getting out of the office with my Healthcare Tutoring duties.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my little boy and girl, fitting in some laps on the running track and having a few sociables with family and friends.

Norah Ryan 

Training Manager

For many years, I worked as an Operations Manager and I am now using my organisational and management skills to ensure your training experience is positive and enjoyable.

Outside of work I am an avid GAA fan and passionate about Tipperary hurling.

Clodagh Smithers

Training and Marketing Executive

I am a Waterford IT Business Graduate with several years administration experience and a focus on Customer Service.

Outside of work, I like to follow GAA, Charity work  – in particular with MS Ireland and spend time with family and friends!

Vicky Nolan

Quality Assurance Manager

I am a graduate of University College Dublin with a background in Administration and Healthcare. I am particularly passionate about the relationship between diet and health, and helping others to achieve their goals.

Outside of work, you will find me walking by the river with my dogs or following the local GAA teams.

Donna Purcell

Online Tutor Support

I hold a level 8 BA Honors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and I combine that with over 12 years hands on working experience in the childcare sector.    My goal as a tutor is to ensure that you enjoy your learning experience whether in the classroom or online.   I am to support your learning experience. 

Outside of work, I am a Mum of 2 children who keep me very busy going for walks along the barrow track or having picnics in the winter. I also love spending time with family and friends.