Greg Quiery – from Newtownards in Co. Down – was a community development worker in Belfast during the early years of the Troubles, before coming to Liverpool in 1974. He has worked as a teacher in secondary education, a Head-teacher and later as Head of the Virtual School, Liverpool’s Education Service for Looked-After Children.
Greg – one of the first to introduce locally the study of Irish history and culture – was a Fellow at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies in its formative years, and still conducts occasional courses on local history in the Continuing Education Department at Liverpool.
In 1998, as Chair of the Liverpool Great Hunger Commemoration Committee, he was closely involved in creating the Memorial to the Irish Famine in St Luke’s Gardens, Liverpool. Greg is a Liverpool Irish Festival board member, conducts local heritage walks, has written the Irish Trail for the Museum of Liverpool, and – as a member of the Liverpool 1916 Commemoration Committee – produced, in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool, the display ‘1916 – the Liverpool Connection.’ He is a traditional musician, has made an album of his own songs, and is active in environmental campaigns.