I started teaching Irish after having moved to New York. I already had a strong and positive relationship with language due primarily to my extended family's connection to the Gaeltacht and was anxious to continue to develop this link to my heritage albeit in New York. Shortly after moving a friend and I established a conversation circle. Before long I was asked to teach Irish in the education program of a cultural organization.
Daltaí na Gaeilge
I have been affiliated with Daltaí na Gaeilge for 20 years. I've taught at many wonderful Irish Language weekends. I've also represented the organization at events held in many locations in the United States.
Currently I am the External Examiner for Irish Language at Vassar College. I have been affiliated with the lesser-taught language program at Vassar since being invited to teach Irish there in 2005.
I established An Scoil Chois Claí, The Hedge School, located at Iona College with the support of Brother Charles Quinn. Employing two other teachers we presented 4 levels of Irish at evening classes and celebrated the language with an annual Irish Language Day.
2003 to 2012
SUNY (Purchase, NY)
I taught Irish in Purchase College Continuing Education program 2003
Tara Circle was an Irish Cultural Organization located in Yonkers, NY. I started my career teaching Irish in their education program in 1998