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IME Celebrates Success


Teacher Education for the Irish medium sector was celebrated in style at a recent presentation event at St Mary’s.


Eibhlín Mhic Aoidh, Dr. Gabrielle Nig Uidhir, Róisín Ní Chionnaith, Sinéad Quinn, Professor Peter Finn, Michelle Ní Fhíoruisce, Muireann Ni Mhorain and  Jill Garland


Eibhlín Mhic Aoidh (Lecturer), Dr. Gabrielle Nig Uidhir (Lecturer), Róisín Ní Chionnaith ( Final Year B.Ed. student), Sinéad Quinn (Post primary Irish-medium PGCE student), Professor Peter Finn, Principal, St. Mary’s University College, Michelle Ní Fhíoruisce (Irish-medium primary PGCE student), Muireann Ní Mhóráin, Chief Executive of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta, Jill Garland, Coordinator of Irish-medium Post Primary PGCE.

Róisín received the Iníon léinn barrchumais award for excellence in final year BEd studies IME, presented on behalf of Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta, by Chairperson Caoimhín Patton.

Michelle received the Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta Iníon léinn barrchumais award for excellence in the PGCE programme.

Sinéad received the Pobal na Gaeltachta award in recognition of her commitment to building community. This award reflects the high value placed on community at St Mary’s and also celebrated the 40th year since the establishment of the Irish-speaking community at Shaw’s Road in Belfast. This award was presented by Diarmad Ó Bruadair, a member of the Gaeltacht community at Shaw’s Road.