Caitríona Ní Churraoin
Gaelscoil Éadan Doire
Gaeilge and Léann an Aistriúchán
Gael Linn Gaeilge Award
Why did you choose teaching & why Hibernia College?
I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age and Hibernia College allowed me to pursue this career path.
What field of work or study were you in before you started your PME?
I attended University College Galway for three years and graduated with an honours degree in Gaeilge and Léann an Aistriúchán.
Can you tell us a bit about your research project and why you focused on this area?
My research project was focused on the teaching of the Irish language through Physical education. I focused on this area as I am very passionate about the Irish language and sports. I play camogie and football for my local club and Irish is the main language used in the club.
Now that you have graduated, what are your plans?
I am currently teaching second and third class in Gaelscoil Éadan Doire.
What piece of advice would you give to any person considering starting a PME?
It is very important that people focus in on the Irish language throughout the two years of the PME. I would suggest more time should be spent in a Gaeltacht area to enable a person to get a right grasp of the language.