Congratulations to former trustee and Board member of Kylemore Trust, John Coyle who has been recognised today (10 October) in the Queen’s British Birthday Honours list. He is being honoured with an OBE for his work with the RNLI and the Commissioners of Irish Lights, contributing to lifesaving and maritime matters over several decades, as well as to the development of British-Irish relations.
John has served as a Trustee of Kylemore Trust for many years and continues to work with the Benedictine community to develop Kylemore Abbey and the philanthropic activities of the organisation. In June 2019, he was appointed a Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta and has also served on many civic bodies in the west of Ireland, including Galway Chamber, Galway Race Committee, and Galway Harbour Company.
Congratulating John on this honour, Abbess of Kylemore & Chair of Kylemore Trust, Mother Máire Hickey OSB said: “John has been a great friend to Kylemore for many years and this signal honour for his commitment to public service is very well-deserved. We congratulate John, Sally and the Coyle family, as we give thanks for John’s continuing support, counsel and friendship to the Benedictine community.”