Meet The Team

Always Service with a Smile


Christopher McCormack

Christopher McCormack works as a Café Assistant in Saol Café.  Christopher loves preparing veg for the deli counter and making barista coffees. Christopher enjoys sport and cheers on Galway United & Connacht Rugby, he watches Ireland play ‘whatever’ the sport. He is a keen Man United fan & Monday mornings see many a discussion around the weekend’s fixtures. Christopher plays football with the Special Olympics and is also taking literacy classes in his spare time.  Favourite catchphrase ‘How are you now?’

Lisa Madden

Lisa Madden works as a Café Assistant in Saol Café. Lisa enjoys interacting with Customers and spends a lot of time ensuring that the front of house is clean, tidy & the ‘grab n go’ fridge well stocked.  A great salesperson – Lisa always ensures that Customers know what specials are on. Lisa enjoys home-baking, walking & going to the cinema. Lisa loves going to events and meeting new people. Favourite colour: Pink

Simon Carroll

Simon Carroll is the Supervisor at Saol Café. Simon is experienced in working and barista and enjoys the art of making coffee. A flat white is his speciality and just what you need to get you over that mid-day slump.

Simon enjoys music, art and performs as a DJ in many venues in Galway City.

Simons favourite food is Pizza.

Gerri Martin

Gerri Martin is the Manager at Saol Café.  Gerri brings with her a wealth of experience from the Managerial roles that she has held in the Hospitality & contract catering industry.  A real foodie, Gerri is passionate about Healthy Eating, organic foods and local produce. Gerri enjoys health & fitness, practicing weight training and Winter snow sports when possible. Gerri is a people person, loves to look you straight in the eye and is proficient in lip reading.


Annette Hassett

Annette Hassett is the Operations Manager with SCCUL Enterprises CLG.  Annette worked as interim Café Manager over the summer prior to Gerri joining Saol. Annette provides HR & marketing support to the team. Annette loves to spend her spare time at home on Achill Island – bodyboarding, fishing and hillwalking. Favourite food:Prawns

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