An nuacht agus na scéalta is déanaí ó Teachers Inspire Ireland
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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, 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
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.
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…
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