Teachers Inspire Ireland 2019

Sandra Bell commissioned by DCU to create ‘Teachers Inspire’ sculpture
Aug 21, 2019

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.

The late Edward Kelly: former principal of Windgap NS, who inspired a village
Aug 12, 2019

Submitted by daughter, Róisin, detailing the caring nature of her father and teacher, Edward Kelly.

Sr Auxilio: influential and empowering in a post-war era
Aug 01, 2019

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.

The teacher who inspired Leanne McDonagh to follow her dream of becoming an artist
Jul 16, 2019

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…

Over 400 nominations made for inspiring teachers across Ireland
Jul 05, 2019

Entries spanned over an eighty-year period, from the 1940’s to the present day...

Has your story been correctly submitted?
Jun 11, 2019

It’s been brought to our attention that a small number of stories submitted in the first week of our campaign have not reached us, due to a technical glitch.

Introducing Teachers Inspire
Jun 07, 2019

Dublin City University launches national initiative to celebrate the transformative role of teachers