SHAY CULLEN grew up in Roundwood and went to De La Salle secondary school in Wicklow Town. Married to Rona with two children, Shay now lives in Newtownmountkennedy. Well known for his determination, Shay follows through on every project. He has the energy and drive to bring fresh enthusiasm to the Council – ensuring that your wishes and needs are fully represented.
Shay’s very much a community-focused candidate, believing that a strong community gives us a better, healthier environment: better community facilities allow everyone feel proud of where they live – aware that their area is listened to, their concerns are taken on board by the council - especially on key decisions that directly impact on our local communities.
Shay will be working hard to assist small indigenous businesses, emphasising opportunities for our youth, grow tourism and further develop Wicklow artisan food, whilst working with community and voluntary groups, clubs and organisations to ensure that they are given the best help and support that the council can provide.
With a strong belief in the role of sport, Shay’s close association with the GAA has allowed him represent our county at all levels. Shay’s also committed to rural issues in Wicklow - developed from his work experience initially with the Wicklow Corn Company in Rathnew and now with Glen Fuels in Kilmacanogue. His farming interests also make him a valued contributor at Committee Level within farming and agri-business organisations.