I am a Native of Drumsna, Co Leitrim and I was educated at Annaduff National School, Marymount College Carrick on Shannon and the Institute of Technology Sligo.
In 1991 I was elected Vice-President of the Students Union of the Institute of Technology Sligo. I Graduated from the Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Computing. I also graduated from the Irish Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management and recently graduated once again from the Institute of Technology Sligo this time with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.
In June 1999 I ran for the first time in the local elections and was elected to Leitrim County Council. The seat that I was elected to had previously been held by my father, the late, Michael Guckian for over twenty-five years and prior to that by my late Grandfather, Patrick for twenty-seven years. In July 2001 I was elected Chairperson of Leitrim County Council and it was an honor to serve in this position for the period of one year.
In the 2004 Local Election I was returned to office for another five years and was once again elected to hold the position of Cathaoirleach of the Council for the term of office 2006-2007.
In both 2009 and 2014 I was reelected to the Council and I am currently continuing my work, which aims to protect and represent the interests of my communities.
Along with the many statutory bodies and organizations that I am a member of, I am involved in many community and voluntary groups, which include local Tidy Towns Committees, GAA, Comhaltas and I am also a voluntary director for the Leitrim Design House.
Member of Leitrim Joint Policing Forum
Member of Leitrim Environment. & Emergency Services Strategic Policy Committee
Member of Leitrim Planning Strategic Policy Committee
Member of Leitrim Library Committee
Member of Leitrim Traveller Accommodation Forum
Member of Leitrim Peace III
Member of Carrick Area Committee
Leitrim Representative Association of County & City Councils (ACCC)