PAX was founded in December 2018 by Kirstin and McKinley in Westport.

The mission is clear: to dramatically reduce waste by enabling customers to refill existing containers, and to support organic agriculture and local producers of all kinds of goods. Team members Tiffanie, Jeanine and Anna have been integral to helping us scale up and serve our community.


Find out more about everyone below!


McKinley grew up in Kentucky, and has since lived and worked in Mexico and Germany, traveled extensively to other countries and studied an MSc at SOAS in the UK. She is now very happy to be settled with her family close to the sea, mountains and green fields to promote organic food, sustainability and art with very nice people. She is honoured to be an active member of the Edible Landscape Project, and to speak about minimal waste and sustainable business frequently.


Born in the west of France, Tiffanie studied Environmental Communication in Nice University. In 2012 she did work experience in Mayo and fell in love with the wild Irish landscapes. She has always been deeply passionate about sustainability and believes in the power of individual actions. She likes volunteering with endangered species, crafts and the great outdoors.
PAX Jeanine Photo


Full-Time Employee

Jeanine grew up in Switzerland where she studied social care. She has always had a passion for the beauty of nature and its wildlife. Here in Ireland she enjoys being able to live and share a more sustainable lifestyle with others. In her spare time she loves crafting, hiking and doing yoga; she makes the lovely A Crafty Mind cards.



Part-Time Employee

Anna grew up in Germany, where she studied landscape architecture and environmental planning. After working in a historic garden in the West of Ireland and a semester in Dublin, Anna settled with her partner in Westport. She is passionate about cooking and baking using locally grown produce as well as exploring traditional crafts and the beautiful landscape of Ireland. She’ll happily share recipes and upcycling ideas with you and loves to spread the word about local craftspeople to support Irish makers!