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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...