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Ireland’s Inspirational Teachers recognised by DCU
Oct 05, 2019
Four inspiring teachers, one from each province in Ireland, received an inaugural ‘Teachers Inspire Ireland Desmond Award’ last night.
Ann Gallen, Cortober National School, Co Cavan.
Oct 03, 2019
Ann is the retired principal of Cortober National School, Cavan. She was nominated by former student Kevin Gormley who credits her passion for primary school teaching as the reason why he entered into the profession and now works in teacher education.
We are now just two days away from the Teachers Inspire Ireland gala event and today, we tell the story of teacher Sandra Carroll, from Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, Co Galway.
Renowned RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan has been announced as host of the inaugural DCU Teachers Inspire Ireland gala event this coming Friday, 4th October (beginning at 6.30pm).
Our Teachers Inspire Gala is less than a week away and today, we tell the story of teacher Donal Enright, from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co Limerick.
Lorna Barron, of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Sep 26, 2019
Lorna Barron has been nominated by her current student, Alannah Bradley, who spoke warmly of the transformative effect Lorna has had on her education and on the entire school.
Jim Collins is a recently retired principal and teacher who was nominated by former pupil Roisin Bulger. Roisin talks about the impact Jim made in her life and in the local community.
Introducing Mary Daly a retired teacher from St Dominic's College, Ballyfermot. Mrs Daly was nominated by former pupil Niamh Smith who recalls the remarkable impact she had on her students.
Meet Teresa Toolan of Mullaghroe National School, Gurteen, Ballymote, Co Sligo. Ms Toolan is a retired teacher and was nominated for Teachers Inspire by former pupil Frances Dodd.
Teachers Inspire shortlist highlights role of teachers in addressing societal challenges
Sep 16, 2019
Twenty teachers from across Ireland were announced by DCU today (16.09.19) as the shortlisted teachers for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative.
It’s back-to-school time, and the Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative is reaching its most exciting phase: in the coming weeks, we will reveal the 20 teachers from across Ireland who have been shortlisted in recognition of their huge impact on their students and wider communities.
Sandra Bell, one of Ireland’s best-known contemporary sculptors, has been commissioned by Dublin City University (DCU) to create a significant new public sculpture inspired by the work of teachers.
Submitted by daughter, Róisin, detailing the caring nature of her father and teacher, Edward Kelly.
Not all submissions were eligible to make it through to the next round of judging, but we felt some of these stories were too important not to share. Here is the story of Sr Auxilio from the Convent of Mercy, Athlone
Johnny Chadda: the maths teacher who went beyond the call of duty for his students and community
Aug 01, 2019
The Teachers Inspire campaign received hundreds of excellent nominations for teachers from right across Ireland. Stories of inspiring teachers both past and present were shared, with insights into the positive effect they had had. Not all submissions were eligible to make it through to the next round of judging, but we felt some of these stories were too important not to share.
Leanne McDonagh is an artist and educator who spoke at an event in DCU recently. When we heard her story of the teachers who inspired her, we felt it was perfect to share here…
Entries spanned over an eighty-year period, from the 1940’s to the present day...