Peter Hynes was educated at Coláiste Einde in Galway and studied Architecture at University College, Dublin, and the University of Virginia. After graduating in 1981, he worked in private practice before joining the Architects Department of Mayo County Council in 1984. As head of the Department from 1989 he worked on a range of public buildings, urban designs, and arts and community based projects throughout Mayo.
In 2001 he became Director of Services and Westport Town Manager where he was responsible for Housing Policy and for the management of Council Services in the Mayo West region which included Belmullet and Westport Electoral Areas and for the Town Council of Westport.
He was appointed Mayo County Manager in May 2010 and has worked consistently to encourage linkages with the Mayo Diaspora and enterprise and investment in County Mayo.
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