Brendan McManus is from Lisnaskea in Fermanagh, Ireland, and met the Society in Australia in 1990 when he was working in IT. He came back to join the Irish Jesuits in Dublin, where he was for most of his formation until doing theology in Colombia from 1998-2002. After ordination he worked in the youth apostolate on Gardiner Street, then, after a spell in the Jesuit Communications Centre, took up his most recent role as Chaplain in Coláiste Iognáid, the Jesuit school in Galway.