Dermot loves all things Irish, especially Irish Heritage, Culture, and Farming.
He is married to Katja who shares her love of animals with their three children, Grellan, Fíadh, and Ailbhe. Their family-run farm is just a few miles outside Ballinasloe in the townland of Glennavaddogue (Glenn na bhfeadóg).
In 2021 he was elected as Cathaoirleach (Chairman) of Ballinasloe Municipal District Council.
When he finds spare time he is also a referee for Camogie, Hurling, and Gaelic Football.