A native of Dublin, Donal joined Kerry ETB in May 1981. He qualified as a qualified Physical Education Teacher and his teaching background along with a deep passion for adventure education and the outdoor environment have shaped the growth and direction of Cappanalea for four decades. Today Cappanalea is the National Outdoor Education and Training Campus – the fifth campus location at Kerry College.
Donal leads a team of over 27 staff members, all working in the various aspects of the outdoors. The National Outdoor Education and Training Campus is one of the county’s largest providers of outdoor and environmental training.