Watch the video below where Sorcha will tell you more about our courses…
Our fantastic múinteoir at Teach an Mhaistire is native Irish speaker Sorcha Ni Ghallachóir, who was born and raised in Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal. Sarah has been a keen scholar of the Irish language from a young age and her passion and dedication have earned her numerous credits.
Her talent in her native language was noticed early on when she was asked at the age of twelve to take part in an all Irish programme Now You’re Talking, which was televised by BBC Northern Ireland to promote the learning of the Irish language.
Sarah continued to excel right through to university and beyond. She was awarded an Honours Bachelor Degree in Early and Modern Irish and a Postgraduate Diploma of Education in Irish and English from The University of Dublin, Trinity College; while also receiving a distinction in spoken language for each academic year. In her Senior Sophister year, she wrote a dissertation on the life and work of the famous musician Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, for which she received a first class honours.
Sarah’s teaching career began as an Irish Language Teaching Assistant at the School of Linguistics, Speech and Communication Sciences at the The Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin, which then led to second level teaching. Schools taught in include Coláiste Íosogain, Belvedere College S.J. and Muckross College Park.
She has also taught in Coláiste Gael Linn and Bun an Inbhir in the Gaeltacht for the past two summers.
Sarah has even taught classes in Scottish Gaelic at the International Pan Celtic Festival 2009 and was a judicator at the An Béal Binn Irish Poetry Competition in 2009 and 2010.
At present, Sarah is undertaking study to gain entrance to The Honorable Society of King’s Inns in order to pursue a higher diploma in Legal Translations.