Michael Ryder has
recently opened an office in Tuam, County Galway.
For the last ten years Michael Ryder was involved in the local
rental market, Steadily building up an impressive portfolio of
business in this rapidly expanding Sector of the property
market. It will remain of special interest to him, he hasten to
Michael is, of course, already a very well-known figure in the
agri-supplies business Having spent much of his working life in
animal feed sales to the West of Ireland farming Community, for
McDonogh's of Galway, and more recently with Connacht Gold,
through their Airglooney, Tuam, depot.
Before all that, Michael was in Farm Management, in Cork, Clare,
and in Tuam: it was very good experience for him, he says, and
work he greatly enjoyed, having qualified from Mountbellew Ag.
College after secondary school. ďAll my working life, in farm
management and in animal feed I met really great people and
learned a huge amount from them,Ē He adds. ďI genuinely believe
thatíll stand me in good stead in the very public business Iím
going into now.
Michael two chief interests outside work, early in his life,
were Macra na Feirme (the great national organisation for young
people with mainly rural background) and Corofin Football Club.
With Macra, Michael started out in the very active Cortoon
branch and rose through the ranks to become both County Chairman
and County P.R.O. Corofin Football Club is a way of life and a
labour of love for him.
He is currently the Club treasurer, a responsible position in
such a big club, but he takes it all in his stride. He is proud
to have worn the famous Green and Saffron colours, for the 1996
Co. Junior championship and League-winning team, but his
involvement is first and foremost as an administrator, from
joining the club committee in 1985 to serving as treasurer for
the past Ten years.