Teachers Inspire Ireland 2021

How does Teachers Inspire work?

Teachers Inspire Ireland would like to hear your stories about the positive impact a teacher made in your life.

Our curator Louise O’Neill will share a selection of the most inspiring stories on the Teachers Inspire website, on social media and talk about them on the Teachers Inspire Ireland podcast.

And in December we’ll be celebrating teachers who have made a difference.

When can I share my story?

You can share your story from October 5th through until November 5th.

Do I have to share it publicly?

We’re collecting these stories to celebrate teachers, so we’re looking for stories that you are happy to share. We respect your privacy and personal data, and will only share what you’ve agreed to share.

Who were the awardees for Teachers Inspire 2019?

Seamus Cassidy, a retired teacher who taught at Tuam CBS, Co. Galway.

Nora Duffy, a retired teacher of St. Joseph’s Co-Ed, East Wall.

Sinead O’Mahony who teaches at the Mid-West School for the Deaf in Limerick.

Kelly Loughran of Beech Hill College, Monaghan.

The teacher who made a difference in my life is no longer alive. Can I still nominate them?

Unfortunately not. Teachers Inspire is about recognising and celebrating teachers who are still living (currently teaching or retired).

I live in Northern Ireland. Can I submit a story about a teacher who teaches here?

Teachers Inspire is only open to submissions from the Republic of Ireland at the moment. We hope to be able to extend the initiative to the entire island of Ireland in future years.

I have a query about Teachers Inspire that isn’t answered here. Who can I contact about it?

Please email us at teachersinspire@dcu.ie and we will attempt to answer any other questions you may have.

We want to hear from you

We’re looking for stories of inspirational teaching from across Ireland, and across generations. Did a teacher make a positive impact on your life or those around you?

Tell your Story