Múinteoirí a Spreagann Éire 2019 2019

Ireland’s Inspirational Teachers recognised by DCU
DFómh 05, 2019

Four inspiring teachers, one from each province in Ireland, received an inaugural ‘Teachers Inspire Ireland Desmond Award’ last night.

Fr Sean Nolan, St Macartan's College, Co Monaghan
DFómh 04, 2019

Fr Sean Nolan is a retired teacher who is now the parish priest in Donaghmoyne, Co Monaghan. Fr Nolan taught in St Macartan's College, Co Monaghan and was nominated by former student Enda Timoney.

Ann Gallen, Cortober National School, Co Cavan.
DFómh 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.

Sandra Carroll, of Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, Co Galway
DFómh 02, 2019

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.

Miriam O’Callaghan announced as host for Teachers Inspire Ireland gala event
MFómh 30, 2019

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).

Ann Moriarty, Smart Agers, Co Dublin
MFómh 30, 2019

Today we tell the story of Ann Moriarty, who brought many locals into the technological age with her 'Smart Agers' class in Terenure Enterprise Centre in Dublin.

Donal Enright, Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co Limerick
MFómh 28, 2019

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. Donal was nominated by former student Jack O’Connor who went on to found Moyo Nua, a student-led initiative towards creating a collaborative eco-system.

Lorna Barron, of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal
MFómh 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, Inis Cealtra National School, Mountshannon, Co Clare
MFómh 25, 2019

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.

Mary Daly, St Dominic’s College, Ballyfermot, Co Dublin
MFómh 25, 2019

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. 

Teresa Toolan of Mullaghroe National School, Co Sligo
MFómh 24, 2019

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
MFómh 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.

Announcement of high-profile review panel for Teachers Inspire
Lún 29, 2019

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. Four of these teachers – one from each province – will then receive Desmond Awards at our gala event on 4th October.

Sandra Bell commissioned by DCU to create ‘Teachers Inspire’ sculpture
Lún 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
Lún 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
Lún 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
Lún 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 that inspired Leanne McDonagh to follow her dream of becoming an artist
Iúil 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
Iúil 05, 2019

The deadline for entries for the inaugural Teachers Inspire initiative has now passed and we are delighted that over 400 of you have taken the time to submit your stories

Has your story been correctly submitted?
Meith 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
Meith 07, 2019

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