Seamus McGarry is a native of Kilkenny and has been a prominent member of the Irish community in Britain for over 40 years. He was well known in the GAA in the 60s as a hurler in London and Hertfordshire.
Seamus has served over 10 years of office as chairman of the Federation of Irish Societies in two terms. He was a founder member of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain in 1988 and is currently a Trustee of the Fund. After 30 years service with BT Seamus retired in 1992.
He was then appointed the Director of the Safe Start Foundation in London 1992-1998. He was also former Chairman of the Irish Network Stevenage.
He is currently a member of the Irish Government Emigrant Services Committee and a Director of the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith.